Kerrigan being evaluated for a possible concussion


Ryan Kerrigan sacks Michael Vick in Monday’s season opener. (John McDonnell/The Washington Post)

Linebacker Ryan Kerrigan was being evaluated for a possible concussion, Coach Mike Shanahan said following the Washington Redskins’ season-opening loss Monday night to the Philadelphia Eagles.

The outcome of that evaluation was not immediately known.

It’s not clear if Kerrigan will be available to practice this week or play Sunday at Green Bay. Under NFL guidelines, a player who suffers a concussion must be cleared by an independent neurologist before practicing or playing in a subsequent game.

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Mark Maske covers the NFL for The Washington Post.

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Mark Maske · September 10, 2013