Chicago Bears backup quarterback Jimmy Clausen suffered a concussion on Saturday when he got hit by Cincinnati Bengals outside linebacker P.J. Dawson while attempting to slide late in the fourth quarter of the Bears’ 21-10 loss at Paul Brown Stadium.
Immediately following the game the Bears announced that Clausen did not have a concussion, but that prognosis changed when the No. 2 quarterback experienced delayed symptoms.
“He does have a concussion,” Bears coach John Fox said. “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."
Clausen also missed Week 17 of last year because of a concussion.