Posted: Thu August 22, 2013 3:23PM; Updated: Thu August 22, 2013 3:23PM

Redskins' Fletcher: Hits cause me to 'see stars'

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London Fletcher has played 15 years in the NFL, spending time with the Redskins, Bills and Rams.
London Fletcher has played 15 years in the NFL, spending time with the Redskins, Bills and Rams.
Luis M. Alvarez/AP

ASHBURN, Va. (AP) - Washington Redskins linebacker London Fletcher says he gets a "bell-ringing'' about a couple of times a game.

Fletcher said Thursday he doesn't classify the hits as concussions. He says: "You'll see stars for a second, and then you're back to normal in two, three seconds, whatever the case may be. That's just the way the game is.''

Fletcher also talked about a concussion he kept secret from reporters during preseason last year. He first revealed the injury in an article in this week's edition of Sports Illustrated.

Fletcher has never missed a game in his NFL career. His streak is at 240 regular season games, the longest among active players.

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