Chris Conte suffered another concussion
As Bears coach Marc Trestman says, everything appeared to check out with safety Chris Conte after experiencing a head injury in the first quarter during Sunday's loss against Carolina.
Conte came to the sideline and was checked out by the Bears' medical staff and the independent doctor assigned to them after getting his bell rung on an attempted tackle. Everyone that looked at Conte apparently agreed that Conte did not sustain a concussion, Trestman told reporters. Therefore, Conte re-entered the game for one play.
Shortly after, he came out of the game. He was later diagnosed with a concussion.
"You do have concerns when Chris has a history," Trestman said, via ESPN Chicago. "Certainly that's relevant. When we put him back in the game, he had no lingering signs at all. He went through all the sideline protocol and went back out there, and then he came back out obviously because he did have some. So we're hoping for the best."This is definitely a concern for Conte as far as his career is concerned. You'd have to assume he'll miss some time and won't be available this Sunday for Chicago's game against the Falcons. Head injuries are nothing to mess with, even if Conte wants to get back on the field as soon as he can.
The Bears should keep it cautious with their safety and have him return only when it seems he's 100 percent to go. But even then, he's another hit to the head away from sustaining another concussion.
It's possible that Conte has some big career decisions to make.
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