ASHBURN — Redskins rookie inside linebacker Su’a Cravens returned to the practice field on Wednesday, but his status for Sunday’s game against the Philadelphia Eagles remains uncertain.
Cravens, who sustained a concussion on Oct. 2 in a game against the Cleveland Browns, practiced — though only for stretching and individual drills.
On Tuesday Cravens created a stir on social media when he said on his Snapchat account that his eyes had lost the ability to track moving objects and that he had to wear special glasses for the rest of his life. The Redskins insist, however, that the glasses are simply part of Cravens’ rehabilitation.
“I think anytime you’re talking about concussions nowadays with what we know about them, you’re going to have some concern,” Washington coach Jay Gruden said. “That’s why we take the necessary steps to make sure they see the right people and we don’t put them back on the field until they’ve been clarified as OK. So we just have to play it by ear.”
Cravens still needs to be cleared by an independent neurologist before he can return to full contact and play in a game. He left Redskins Park before speaking to the media Wednesday to meet with the doctor.
But he apparently won’t be providing any more injury updates on Snapchat. Gruden said Cravens would be deleting his account — at least for a week or so.
“[Cravens] understands now fully what not to put on Instagram and Twitter and what to put on there,” Gruden said. “You know, he just … I don’t think he meant anything by it. But, it wasn’t the right thing to do at that time. He’s learned, young guy. He’ll make another mistake I’m sure before his career’s over here.”
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