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Jimmy Clausen suffered concussion in loss Saturday night vs Bengals

Initially, Clausen was cleared after sideline testing, but had delayed symptoms following a big hit in last weekend's game versus the Bengals.

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In the fourth quarter last weekend versus the Bengals, Bears quarterback Jimmy Clausen took a shot to the head as he attempted to slide, and was immediately taken to the sideline for testing for concussion symptoms.

Initially, the Bears cleared him for a concussion, but kept him on the sideline the remainder of the game.  Later that night, apparently, Clausen began showing delayed signs, and it was later confirmed that he did in fact have a concussion.

Head coach John Fox: "He does have a concussion.  So you're not confused, during the game he was cleared on the on-field prognosis, and then he had symptoms so he's been classified with a concussion. He'll go into that protocol."

What that means for Clausen is rest, and more than likely he will not play during the final preseason game this Thursday versus the Cleveland Browns.  Third stringer David Fales will take most of the snaps.

You likely recall last season, when Marc Trestman chose to start Clausen over Jay Cutler versus the Lions, Clausen took a vicious hit to the head by Ziggy Ansah, and missed the rest of the season with a concussion.  Here are the Gif's of that hit: LINK

So the Bears will add Clausen to their long list of injuries, and we will certainly wish him a speedy recovery as we approach regular season play.