LB Brian Cushing has concussion

Updated: September 29, 2013, 7:06 PM ET
By Tania Ganguli | ESPN.com

HOUSTON – Texans inside linebacker Brian Cushing suffered a concussion during the third quarter of Sunday's 23-20 overtime loss to the Seattle Seahawks and did not return.

Cushing finished the game with nine tackles, one quarterback hurry and one forced fumble.

"I talked to him," Texans defensive end Antonio Smith said after the game. "He said he's doing good."

Per NFL policy, Cushing was not allowed to return to the game after being evaluated for a concussion, nor was he allowed to speak with the media. The inside linebacker will have to go through the NFL's concussion protocol, which examines his mental function at rest and after physical activity, this week.

After his departure, the Texans defense allowed its only touchdown of the game.

Tania Ganguli

ESPN Houston Texans reporter

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