Chris Conte Injury: Updates on Bears Star's Concussion and Recovery

Chris Roling@@Chris_RolingFeatured ColumnistOctober 5, 2014

Sep 7, 2014; Chicago, IL, USA; Chicago Bears free safety Chris Conte (47) warms up prior to a game against the Buffalo Bills at Soldier Field. Mandatory Credit: Dennis Wierzbicki-USA TODAY Sports
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Updates from Sunday, Oct. 12

The Bears announced Chris Conte's status for Week 6:

Updates from Wednesday, Oct. 8

Zach Zaidman of Bears Radio Network has an update on Conte:

Updates from Monday, Oct. 6 

Jeff Dickerson of ESPN Chicago details how Chris Conte played with a concussion in Sunday's loss to the Panthers:

Chicago Bears coach Marc Trestman said safety Chris Conte went through the sideline concussion protocol and had no lingering signs prior to re-entering Sunday's game against Carolina.

Conte, however, left the game just one play after re-entering and was ultimately diagnosed with a concussion -- his second documented one of the season -- in the locker room.

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"You do have concerns when Chris has a history," Trestman said. "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."

Original Text

The Chicago Bears lost starting safety Chris Conte to a concussion Sunday during the team's matchup with the Carolina Panthers.    

The team revealed the news on Twitter:

Conte left the game without recording any statistics and with his team up 21-7 on the road.   

Now in his fourth year as a pro, Conte has been effective when in the lineup. The former California star has had an injury-riddled season, though, most recently battling a string of shoulder issues.

With Conte out of the lineup, the Bears turn to Brock Vereen next to Ryan Mundy in the back end of the secondary.

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