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Tuesday, October 7, 2014

Bears Injury Update: Chris Conte has a concussion

By on 10/07/2014 09:12:00 PM

A new month, another concussion for Bears' safety Chris Conte.

The Bears safety went down roughly five minutes into the first quarter of the team's loss to the Carolina Panthers. He briefly returned, re-entering the game for one play (against the NFL's concussion protocol) before leaving the contest for good.

Head coach Marc Trestman said he was not sure why Conte was allowed back on the field.

“That I can’t answer,” Trestman said. “I know that he came out of the game. He was clearly checked out. I asked to make sure that he was cleared convincingly and he went back in...I wish I could answer that. I can’t.”

One question Trestman did answer was how concerned he was about the 25-year-old, who started every game last season for the Bears.

"You do have concerns when Chris has a history,” Trestman said, via ESPN. “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 Conte's second concussion of the season. He suffered his first one August 22 in a preseason game against the Seahawks.

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