Yesterday Chicago Bears quarterback Jimmy Clausen took a shot to his head late in the game, he gave no indication of a possible concussion at the time, but delayed symptoms caused the Bears to have him checked out. Here's some info from the Bears website.
Bears quarterback Jimmy Clausen was diagnosed with a concussion Sunday evening after experiencing delayed symptoms. He is currently being evaluated based on the NFL's concussion protocol and will not play in Sunday's season finale in Minnesota.
After the hit, Clausen was monitored by the team's medical staff and the NFL's ATC spotter. He exhibited no signs of concussion immediately after the hit or during the final four plays of the drive. At the conclusion of the series he was further checked on the sideline and again exhibited no signs or symptoms.
After the game, Clausen passed all testing by team physicians and reported no concussion symptoms. Prior to leaving the stadium he was told, as per protocol, to contact team athletic trainers if he had any problems later in the day.
Clausen experienced delayed symptoms later Sunday evening and contacted trainers. He was taken to a hospital where he was further examined by a team physician and at that time diagnosed with a concussion. Upon diagnosis, he began the concussion protocol.
With Clausen unable to go, head coach Marc Trestman announced the team will go back to Jay Cutler at QB. David Fales will serve as Cutler's back up for the season finale in Minnesota.
In other injury news, the Bears confirmed that defensive end Willie Young will need surgery on his torn left Achilles. If you want to talk about the Bears defensive end situation for 2015, click here.
What are your thoughts on this latest turn in the Chicago Bears 2014 soap opera season?