Redskins Linebacker Rocky McIntosh Likely To Play After Missing One Game With Mild Concussion

Redskins linebacker Rocky McIntosh returned to practice after missing last week's game with a mild concussion.

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Redskins Linebacker Rocky McIntosh Likely To Play Against Bears

The Redskins suffered a pretty big loss last week when linebacker Rocky McIntosh was forced to miss the game against the Indianapolis Colts due to a mild concussion. McIntosh is having a career year in Jim Haslett's 3-4 scheme, and has solidified a struggling unit.

Luckily for the Redskins, McIntosh appears to be much better now. He practiced today, and it sounds like he expects to play against the Chicago Bears on Sunday. Via TBD's Mike Jones.

Briefly speaking to reporters in the locker room before today's practice, McIntosh -- who suffered the concussion against Green Bay and was inactive against the Colts -- was asked how he was feeling.

"Good," he said. "And Coach Shanahan will handle all you guys' questions."

With McIntosh out, H.B. Blades started at linebacker against the Colts.

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Redskins Linebacker Rocky McIntosh Suffers Mild Concussion

With the way concussions are treated around the NFL these days, even a minor one is cause for concern. That probably explains why Redskins linebacker Rocky McIntosh was held out of practice with a minor concussion. Mike Shanahan said the injury occurred on Monday, and the team will evaluate the symptoms day by day. 

Via Barry Svrluga of the Washington Post:

"Just felt something on Monday, just a slight headache," Shanahan said. "Hopefully there's nothing very serious. We'll go through the symptoms and evaluate it day by day."    

Losing McIntosh would be a blow, because of the things he does at linebacker. 

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