Coach: Bears handled Cutler concussion properly

By ANDREW SELIGMAN - AP Sports Writer
    2012-11-12 14:12

LAKE FOREST, Ill. (AP) - Coach Lovie Smith says the Chicago Bears properly handled quarterback Jay Cutler's concussion on Sunday night.

Smith says trainers immediately examined Cutler during a replay review after he took a helmet-to-helmet hit from Houston's Tim Dobbins late in the second quarter of a 13-6 loss to the Texans.

He says Cutler showed no symptoms of a concussion immediately after the hit, so the quarterback finished the half. Symptoms showed up at intermission and Cutler wound up sitting out the second half.