Terry McLaurin is eight yards short of setting a new Redskins rookie record for receiving yards. Unfortunately, it's not clear if he'll get the chance to collect those yards.
Bill Callahan told the media on Tuesday that McLaurin is in concussion protocol. The wideout was absent from the team's practice and Callahan said afterward he hopes to know more about his star's status for Week 17 when the players return to the facility on Thursday.
Near the end of Washington's Week 16 loss to New York, McLaurin made an acrobatic grab near the sidelines, a grab that ended with his left side and head landing hard on the FedEx Field grass. A stoppage was needed for him to be helped off the field, and he was escorted into the blue medical tent for examination.
Now, McLaurin did return for a goal line play later in the drive after emerging from the tent. Following the game, McLaurin said he felt fine. Sometimes, though, concussion symptoms can set in well after the initial hit, which sounds like what could be happening in this situation.
The third-round receiver has 919 yards thus far, which is just behind Gary Clark's franchise mark of 926. McLaurin missed Week 4 with a hamstring issue and is now in danger of missing Week 17 as well.
Regardless of whether he clears protocol and makes Redskins history, McLaurin looks like the kind of player who'll have a chance to break lots of other records in the years to come. Suiting up for the finale in Dallas will have no effect on how bright his future is.
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