The Chicago Bears have been very lucky in the health department all season long, but they had two players exit last night’s game against the Minnesota Vikings with concussion symptoms. Today they have placed both outside linebacker Aaron Lynch and tight end Adam Shaheen in concussion protocol according to Chris Emma of 670 The Score.
Lynch was removed from the game early on after only playing 5 snaps on defense, and Shaheen seemed to have hit his head after catching the two-point conversion mid-way through the fourth quarter. Lynch has been a key reserve on the Bears defense all season long, while this was Shaheen’s first action after hurting his foot in preseason.
While there is no specific timeline for players to return, with the quick turnaround to Thursday’s game it’s likely both players sit out against the Detroit Lions on Thanksgiving. For more info on the concussion protocol you can check out this link to the NFL’s play smart play safe site.
For the Lions, it’s likely they’ll be without running back Kerryon Johnson, who sprained his knee on Sunday.