Brendan Maloy
Friday October 4th, 2013

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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