Receiver DeAndre Hopkins passed last stage of the concussion protocol and is cleared to play$
— Mark Berman (@MarkBermanFox26) September 3, 2013
Houston Texans rookie wide receiver DeAndre Hopkins has passed his last phase of the concussion protocol, and is now cleared to return to the field. Hopkins was injured against the Miami Dolphins late in the first quarter, after his head hit the ground after a reception across the middle.
He sat out the final two preseason games, and it seems like the Texans played it safe with Hopkins not to return to the field too early. Hopkins is penciled in to start opposite Andre Johnson week one in San Diego, which will be the first time since 2007 someone other than Kevin Walter will be starting.
DeAndre Hopkins on Saturday on the Clemson sideline.
It is a welcomed sight for Hopkins to be ready, especially after seeing Hopkins on national television on the sidelines of the Clemson and Georgia game looking fine.