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Fletcher’s consecutive-game streak in grave danger

London Fletcher, Andre Brown AP

Redskins linebacker London Fletcher has appeared in 231 consecutive games.  It was, until Bucs cornerback Ronde Barber took the field tonight, the longest current streak for any active player in the NFL.

Fletcher’s clock could be re-set to zero this weekend, due to a hamstring injury and a balance problem that has him on the injury report with a head injury.

On Thursday, coach Mike Shanahan received multiple questions from reporters regarding whether Fletcher suffered a concussion.

Shanahan said that Fletcher currently isn’t in the league’s concussion program.  “He’s being evaluated so he can find out if he should go in the concussion program,” Shanahan said.  “We don’t know.  It’s a balance issue and we’re doing everything we can to find out where he’s at.  That’s why he’s been taking tests here for about the last six or seven hours.”

Fletcher hasn’t practiced this week.  On Friday, the Redskins will apply one of the various labels regarding his availability for Sunday’s game at Pittsburgh.  And maybe he’ll be officially diagnosed with a concussion.

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4 Responses to “Fletcher’s consecutive-game streak in grave danger”
  1. stahi says: Oct 25, 2012 11:42 PM

    Regardless of whether or not he plays the man’s proven himself to be a warrior.

    Doesn’t hurt to sit one or two out, London. Hell, you deserve the rest.

  2. raiderinva says: Oct 26, 2012 12:00 AM

    Shanahan said that Fletcher currently isn’t in the league’s concussion program. “He’s being evaluated so he can find out if he should go in the concussion program,” Shanahan said.

    The NFL has a league concussion program?….? Does it follow the leagues drug program rules?….?

    1st Concussion ……… no one knows plus counseling
    2nd Concussion ……. four game suspension (blamed on over the counter equipment)
    3rd Concussion …….. one year rest young man, you should know better then to get another concussion.

  3. flsnupe says: Oct 26, 2012 9:28 AM

    London,

    You have been a great player throughout your career. It bothers me that you are having balance problems but have never had a recorded concussion. I really hope you consider retirement instead of trying to get back on the field. Enough is enough in my opinion.

    HTTR

  4. steelcityfinest13 says: Oct 26, 2012 11:33 AM

    London is “og”……respect him to the fullest and i rather not see any concussions for any1….. but bottom line if hes in or not they still lose….

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