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Purdue’s David Bell enters concussion protocol

Purdue wide receiver David Bell (3) is pursued by Connecticut defensive lineman Nick Harris (94) during the first half of an NCAA football game on Saturday, Sept. 11, 2021, in East Hartford, Conn. Bell, now playing for the Cleveland Browns, shared that a baby girl born during a Colts vs. Browns game at Lucas Oil Stadium on Oct. 22, 2023, was his niece, and the birth came as a surprise to everyone. (AP Photo/Stew Milne)

(AP) — Purdue coach Jeff Brohm says David Bell is in the concussion protocol and his status for Saturday’s Big Ten opener against Illinois is uncertain.

Bell was carted off the field after taking a hard hit that led to his head bouncing off the ground during Saturday’s loss at No. 12 Notre Dame.

Bell used his Twitter account to tell fans Sunday he was OK.

The Boilermakers also will be without Mershawn Rice, Bell’s backup, for an indefinite amount of time.