PITTSBURGH | London Fletcher wasn’t at his best Sunday, but his active NFL record streak of consecutive games played remained alive and well. This was No. 232 for the veteran Washington Redskins linebacker, who was questionable because of head and hamstring injuries.
“I was well enough to play. I don’t know that anybody’s a hundred percent at this point in time,” Fletcher said. “I felt [hesitant] a little bit on some stuff, but overall I think I was happy that I was able to get through the game. That was the main thing. I don’t feel like I set myself back any.”
Fletcher spent the week undergoing tests for balance issues he started having a couple of weeks ago. Even though a concussion was ruled out, when a neurologist gets involved it can be worrisome.
“I was a little bit more concerned last week or this week until I was able to get a lot of tests and stuff like that,” Fletcher said. “It was on my mind. Obviously as a person you think about that part. I felt better this week. I don’t know if it’s just by getting some answers and things like that, ruling some things out. I’ve been feeling better.
“We’re still trying to figure it out, but I have felt better as far as that goes.”
As far as the right hamstring he strained last week at the New York Giants, Fletcher said it held up “good enough to make some plays.” He had six tackles but wasn’t much of a difference-maker on a day when the defense allowed 355 yards.
Fletcher, who will again be tied with Tampa Bay Buccaneers safety Ronde Barber for the active league record in consecutive games played once the Redskins have their bye week, said this wasn’t the most difficult game he has played in.
“I’ve had some games where just from a physical, injury standpoint it was tough to play,” he said.
What wasn’t tough was moving past the head injury to focus on the game.
“You don’t have time to be thinking about that stuff on the football field,” Fletcher said. “The ball’s snapped, you try to play your responsibility and things like that. You don’t have time to worry about that type of stuff.”