Trainers look at Bears QB Jay Cutler after Cutler took a late hit by Houston Texans linebacker Tim Dobbins. Cutler missed one game with a concussion but returned last week against the Vikings.
Associated Press/Nov. 11, 2012
San Francisco 49ers quarterback Colin Kaepernick (7) scrambles for a touchdown against the New Orleans Saints. Kaepernick has starred for the 49ers since starting quarterback Alex Smith went down with a concussion.
Associated Press/Nov. 25, 2012
San Francisco 49ers quarterback Alex Smith is tackled by St. Louis linebacker Jo-Lonn Dunbar three weeks ago. Smith had a concussion from the play and has not returned to the field despite doctors clearing him to play.
AP photo / The Sacramento Bee, Paul Kitagaki Jr.
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Telling the truth about injury can cost players their livelihood, and yet the concussion discussion is all about honesty. But as NFL fans, do we really want to know the truth?