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Vontaze Burfict returns after "hit in the head"

The Cincinnati Bengals announced that Vontaze Burfict is questionable to return after taking a hit to the head.

Joe Robbins

Cincinnati Bengals linebacker Vontaze Burfict may have suffered yet another concussion.

The situation was second and four from the Carolina Panthers 37-yard line with 13:39 remaining in the second. Panthers running back Fozzy Whittaker took the handoff and ran into the gut of Cincinnati's defense.

Burfict diagnosed and attacked the running lane, leading with his helmet. As the pile unfolded, Burfict was slow getting back to his feet. Eventually referees forced him out and Burfict was taken back to the locker room.

The team announced that his return would be questionable.

Burfict has already suffered two concussions this year, starting with the Baltimore Ravens. After being green-lit for action during the morning of the next game against Atlanta, Burfict played a handful of plays but suffered another concussion against the Falcons.

He's missed two games already this year due to concussions.

Fox reported that tests came back negative for a concussion. Burfict returned to the game with over 11 minutes remaining in the second.