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Ryan Kerrigan Experiences Concussion-Related Symptoms

The outside linebacker left the opener against the Eagles in the fourth quarter after showing symptoms consistent with a concussion, marking the first time he’s missed plays because of injury.


LANDOVER, Md. – Ryan Kerrigan left the Redskins’ game against the Eagles on Monday with concussion-related symptoms, putting into doubt his available for the game against the Packers on Sunday.


The outside linebacker left the 33-27 loss late in the fourth quarter and was taken to the locker room for an evaluation. The results of that evaluation were not known late Monday, and Kerrigan will need to be cleared by an independent neurologist before he’s able to return to practice.

Kerrigan, entering his third season, had never previously missed a snap because of injury. He had only missed nine snaps in his entire career – all coming in the Week 11 victory over the Eagles last season, when he was taken out for the final nine plays.

Running back Chris Thompson left the game in the third quarter with an unspecified right ankle injury, though Mike Shanahan said afterward that Thompson was fine. Thompson was the Redskins’ primary punt returner, and receiver Santana Moss assumed that role for one return after Thompson was hurt.

Three other players – defensive ends Kedric Golston and Chris Baker and receiver Pierre Garçon – left the game with after experiencing cramping.