|Cutler won't return to this game. (US Presswire)|
Bears quarterback Jay Cutler, who took multiple big hits in the first half of the Sunday night game vs. the Texans, won't return for the second half after suffering a concussion.
Jason Campbell has taken over for Cutler in the third quarter.
Though we don't know for sure what hit caused the head injury, one good guess would be the helmet-to-helmet shot he took from Houston linebacker Tim Dobbins when Cutler was trying to throw for a first down. On the play, Cutler was penalized for an illegal forward pass while Dobbins was penalized for unnecessary roughness.
But because the play took several minutes to come to completion because of a coach's challenge, Cutler had time to gather himself before the game continued. On the next play, Cutler scrambled for 11 yards but lowered his head to gain the first down and was hit by Kareem Jackson.
Cutler, who went 7 for 14 for 40 yards and two interceptions, took six more snaps before the end of half. He joins San Francisco's Alex Smith and Philadelphia's Michael Vick as quarterbacks who suffered brain injuries on Sunday.
And then there's this:
Several questions must wait til postgame, but when did #Bears know Cutler was concussed? Wasn't evaluated right after helmet-to-helmet hit.— Bears Insider (@bears_insider) November 12, 2012