Ryan Kerrigan Passes Concussion Tests
The outside linebacker was evaluated after experiencing concussion-like symptoms late in the loss to the Eagles on Monday, but the results of those tests determined he didn’t sustain a concussion.
BY ZAC BOYER
ASHBURN – A series of tests revealed Ryan Kerrigan did not sustain a concussion in the Redskins’ loss to the Eagles on Monday.
The outside linebacker said he took a hit on the second-to-last drive of the 33-27 defeat that “felt a little more jarring than the normal hit to the head,” and he expressed his concerns to the team’s medical staff.
“Since it was late in the game and there was a minute left, they wanted to play it precautionarily,” Kerrigan said Tuesday. “They took me back to the locker room and we did the tests, which I passed all of them, and did another ImPACT test this morning and passed that as well, so I’m feeling good and I’m ready to roll this week.”
Kerrigan missed only the final two plays of the game – a pair of kneel-downs by Eagles quarterback Michael Vick to run out the clock. They were the first two snaps he’s missed because of injury in his career; he played every snap during his rookie season in 2011 and was taken out for nine snaps last year when a victory over the Eagles was in hand.
Had Kerrigan exhibited any additional symptoms of a concussion, league policy would have dictated that he be cleared by an independent neurologist before returning to practice.
This report was originally posted on 9/10/13 at 1:16 p.m. and updated on 9/10/13 at 4:33 p.m.