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Injury Updates: David Amerson Recovering From Concussion

The rookie cornerback continued to progress after sustaining a concussion in the Redskins’ loss to the Cowboys on Sunday, though he was still held out of portions of Thursday’s practice.


ASHBURN – David Amerson was again limited in practice Thursday afternoon as he recovers from a concussion sustained Sunday in a loss to the Cowboys.


“He did some drill work,” Mike Shanahan said. “No contact. He passed his tests. He’ll be tested every day and go through the protocol, and if he passes his tests each day, he should be ready to go.”

The league’s concussion protocol dictates that the rookie cornerback not return to a full practice until Friday, assuming he’s passed all of his tests. He’s still uncertain if he’ll be able to play this Sunday against the Bears.

“I really won’t know until after Friday … but as of right now, everything’s looking good,” Amerson said.

Cameron Lawrence, an outside linebacker playing in his first game, hit Amerson helmet-to-helmet during a 90-yard kickoff return in the third quarter. Lawrence, according to multiple reports, was fined the league standard $21,000 for a blindside hit.

Every other player the Redskins listed on the injury report was able to go through a full practice on Thursday. Tight ends Logan Paulsen (sprained right knee) and Fred Davis (sprained right ankle), center Will Montgomery (unspecified knee injury), cornerback Jerome Murphy (unspecified ankle injury) and nose tackle Chris Neild (strained right calf) were not limited in practice.