Giants LB Keenan Robinson ready to return after 'very scary' concussions

EAST RUTHERFORD -- Giants linebacker Keenan Robinson suffered a concussion in a training camp practice on Aug. 3. He figured he was in the clear when he returned to practice on Aug. 14.

But Robinson suffered a second concussion on Aug. 18, which sidelined the sixth-year veteran for five weeks. Robinson finally cleared the NFL's concussion protocol for a second time on Thursday.

"It was a little scary," Robinson said. "I had a concussion before and didn't have any recurring concussions right after that. In college, I had one but it didn't happen again until this season, so it's been a while. Obviously two concussions in a short period of time is very scary, but it's been a while. I trust the doctors and I trust how I feel. I haven't had any symptoms, so I think I'm good now, hopefully."

Robinson expects to play in Sunday's game in Philadelphia. The Giants (0-2) need the athletic 6-foot-3, 245-pounder against an Eaglesoffense the features tight end Zach Ertz and running back Darren Sproles as two of their top receiving threats.

Robinson's return could be particularly important if starting middle linebacker B.J. Goodson misses his second consecutive game with a shin injury.