DeSean Jackson passes concussion tests

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DeSean Jackson passes concussion tests
Philadelphia Eagles wide receiver DeSean Jackson has passed his neurological tests and is set to participate in full practices with his team again, but his status for the Eagles' upcoming game against the Indianapolis Colts remains in doubt.
Jackson was injured in the Eagles' 31-17 victory over the Atlanta Falcons back on October 17, after Falcons corner Dunta Robinson levelled him while leading on the tackle with his helmet.
Jackson lay on the turf for several minutes before leaving the game. The hit by Robinson on Jackson was one of a series of hits around the league that led the NFL to adjust its policy regarding hits to the head. Several players were fined, including Robinson's
$50000, as a result and the NFL has vowed to crack down on illegal hits, stating it could hand out suspensions even to first-time offenders.
Jackson has admitted that the injury has been less a blow to the head issue, as it has been a whiplash problem and he has been suffering from pain in his neck. When asked if he would be cleared to play he admitted, "I don't know, that's not my decision."
The decision inevitably falls in the hands of head coach Andy Reid who said, "We'll just see. We'll take it day by day and see how he does."
Jackson sat out the Eagles 37-19 loss to the Tennessee Titans the week after the incident, and the team benefited from being out of action on their bye week last week giving Jackson some free time to recover.
Jackson is second on the team in receiving yards and has been averaging over 20 yards per catch, and has caught three touchdown passes on the season.
The Eagles are currently in second place in the NFC East with a record of 4-3. They have a tough test ahead of them as they get set to host the 5-2 Colts.



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