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Brian Cushing cleared to start on Sunday after concussion

Texans linebacker Brian Cushing cleared NFLconcussion protocols, and will play on Sunday. Brian Cushing has been cleared to play Sunday. (Bob Levey/Getty)

Texans' linebacker Brian Cushing has cleared the NFL's concussion protocols, and will be allowed to play at San Francisco on Sunday.

Cushing suffered a mild concussion near the end of Houston's overtime loss to Seattle last week.

Deepi Sidhu of reports that Cushing was confident he would be on the field this weekend:

“There were some steps that I had to go through, but everything went real smooth. There were no setbacks or anything like that. Pretty much, the general consensus the whole time was that I would play.”
The 5-year veteran currently leads the Texans defense with 25 tackles.

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