Jay Cutler was knocked out of the Chicago Bears' 13-6 loss to the Houston Texans on Sunday night after suffering a concussion. Cutler was injured on a jarring hit by Texans linebacker Tim Dobbins with 2:56 remaining in the second quarter. Dobbins was flagged for unnecessary roughness. Cutler stayed in the game, and was back on the field for Chicago's final second-quarter possession. He did not undergo any concussion tests on the sideline, which could draw the attention of the league office.
Cutler was replaced by Jason Campbell, who was given good money in the offseason to protect the Bears in the event Cutler went down. The insurance policy came in handy on Sunday night.
The good news for Cutler is after the game coach Lovie Smith said his symptoms appeared to be clearing up after halftime and he was hopeful Cutler could play next week. A lot will have to happen before that as far as Cutler passing tests to get back to practice. Jason Campbell would get the start if Cutler can't go. The Bears are at the 49ers next Monday night, so we'll have to know a lot more about Cutler's situation before you put him or Campbell in your lineup in what will be a very tough matchup.