Chicago Bears Update: Hunter Hillenmeyer Out for the Season

September 16, 2010   ·     ·   Jump to comments

By now, all Bears fans know that reserve linebacker Hunter Hillenmeyer is out for the season with symptoms of a concussion.  The injury was suffered in the Bears third preseason game against the Arizona Cardinals.
After being held out for a few weeks, he finally returned to action this past Sunday against the Detroit Lions, but was pulled after suffering symptoms of an illness.
After some tests, it was determined that Hillenmeyer was still suffering from the effects of a concussion, and would be shut down for the remainder of the season.  Both the team and Hillenmeyer didn’t want to risk further damage in his case and let him sit the rest of the season.
Hillenmeyer is smart enough that he recognized the problem and along with the Bears staff, they decided to not expose him to further injury.
Was this a smart thing to do?  Of course it was.
It would be tough (and crazy) to expect a player to keep playing after suffering a concussion and then...

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