Concussions sideline Vikings’ Hutchinson, Allen

Concussions are keeping Minnesota Vikings seven-time Pro Bowl

left guard Steve Hutchinson and cornerback Asher Allen out of

Saturday’s game against the Washington Redskins.

Both were hurt the previous week against the New Orleans


Hutchinson missed a game for the first time this year. He has

started every game in nine of his 12 NFL seasons, missing 12 with a

broken leg in 2002 and five last year with a thumb injury.

Rookie running back Roy Helu is inactive for the Redskins with

knee and toe injuries. Helu entered the weekend leading NFC rookies

with 47 receptions and had rushed for 100 yards in three of his

previous four games.

Washington right tackle Jammal Brown is active after missing two

games with an injured right groin.