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London Fletcher injury: Linebacker expected to play Sunday, according to report

Redskins linebacker London Fletcher is expected to play on Sunday against the Steelers, according to Jason La Canfora of CBS Sports.

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London Fletcher's consecutive game streak intact

London Fletcher's consecutive game streak is intact, according to CBS Sports Insider Jason La Canfora. After being tested for a concussion, London Fletcher will play this Sunday against the Pittsburgh Steelers.

In a storied 15-year career, Fletcher has played in 231 consecutive games, which is a record among active players. The linebacker left last week's game against the New York Giants with a hamstring injury, but a visit to the neurologist on Thursday put the veteran's game status in doubt.

Fletcher practiced fully Friday, with head coach Mike Shanahan reporting that he "felt London was pretty good in practice."

Now in his sixth season with the Redskins, Fletcher played previously with the Buffalo Bills and the St. Louis Rams. He won a Super Bowl in St. Louis, and has been to three consecutive Pro Bowls, dating back to 2009.

The Redskins are suffering on defense this season, giving up 28.6 points per game, good for third-worst in the NFL.


LB Fletcher questionable for Sunday vs. Steelers

London Fletcher has never missed a game in his 15-year career.


London Fletcher to see neurologist

Washington Redskins linebacker London Fletcher has been having balance problems and will be meeting with a neurologist, according to head coach Mike Shanahan on Wednesday afternoon. As of this time, the team has not made any mention of a possible concussion, but did hold Fletcher out of practice on Wednesday.

In addition to the potential head issues, Fletcher injured his hamstring during Week 7's meeting with the New York Giants. He recorded six tackles against New York (four solo) and was replaced by six-year veteran Lorenzo Alexander. Fletcher was already listed as questionable for Sunday's Week 8 matchup against the Pittsburgh Steelers due to the hamstring tear, but with the added dynamic of a head injury, his status for Sunday becomes further complicated.

Originally signed as an undrafted free agent by the St. Louis Rams in 1998, Fletcher has played in 231 consecutive contests and has never missed a game in his 15-year career.

This story originally appeared at SB Nation.


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