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Jay Cutler's condition tied to his word

Doctors have to rely on patient's truthfulness when assessing concussions

Updated: October 16, 2010, 12:28 PM ET
By Melissa Isaacson | ESPNChicago.com

The next time Jay Cutler gets hit, and even in the best of circumstances it will happen at some point Sunday, we will wonder: Is he OK?

But how will we really know?

The real question should not simply be whether Cutler's head has absorbed any more trauma after the concussion he sustained two weeks ago, but whether the Bears quarterback is being completely forthright in describing his symptoms.

The truth is, we do not know for sure how many concussions Cutler has had in ...

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