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Injury Updates: David Amerson Expects To Play Sunday

Limited in practice the last two days as he recovers from a concussion sustained in the road loss to the Cowboys, the rookie cornerback completed a full practice on Friday.


ASHBURN – David Amerson completed a full practice Friday afternoon and is expected to be able to play on Sunday against the Bears after passing a series of concussion tests throughout the week.


The cornerback took a helmet-to-helmet hit from Cowboys linebacker Cameron Lawrence in the third quarter last Sunday and was momentarily knocked unconscious before leaving the game. Amerson maintained he has been symptom-free since taking the hit.

Limited in practice all week, both Amerson and Mike Shanahan expect him to be able to play in the next game, provided he continues to pass tests.

“If he passes his tests tomorrow and there are no problems, he’ll be ready to go,” Shanahan said Friday.

The other six players listed on the injury report all week went through a full practice, marking the first time since the season began that every player on the 53-man active roster will be able to play in a game.

Bears middle linebacker D.J. Williams, who tore his left pectoral muscle against the Giants on Oct. 10, was placed on injured reserve Friday afternoon. Among the Bears’ starters, cornerback Charles Tillman and tight end Martellus Bennett were both listed as questionable for Sunday because of knee injuries, while strongside linebacker James Anderson (back), defensive tackle Stephen Paea (toe) and strong safety Major Wright (knee) all went through a full practice on Friday and are probable for Sunday.