Redskins rookie cornerback David Amerson was limited in practice on Wednesday after sustaining a concussion in Sunday’s game at Dallas.
Amerson did, however, take part in non-contact drills during the portion of practice open to the media. Amerson took a helmet-to-helmet hit from Dallas’ Cameron Lawrence during the 90-yard kick return by Dwayne Harris in the third quarter. Amerson was knocked woozy and left the game. But he said he slept okay that night and wasn’t too sensitive to light.
“It’s not pleasant, that’s for sure,” said Amerson, who claims that was his first concussion. “I was just more in shock that that happened, but it’s football, and I’m good now.”
Amerson didn’t suffer any setbacks with his limited practice work, according to Washington coach Mike Shanahan. That is a big step towards playing Sunday against the Chicago Bears and would set him up to participate fully in Thursday’s non-contact practice.
In other injury news, defensive lineman Chris Neild, who left the Sept. 29 game against Oakland with a calf injury, was limited in practice. Linebacker Brandon Jenkins (ankle), Fred Davis (ankle), center Will Montgomery (knee), tight end Logan Paulsen (knee) and cornerback Jerome Murphy (undisclosed) all participated fully.
Long snapper Nick Sundberg, who tore his meniscus in Sunday’s game during a third-quarter punt coverage, had surgery on Wednesday. His rehabilitation process is about five months, Shanahan said.