Last night Chicago Bears safety Chris Conte made one of the most athletic plays you'll ever see on a football field. His diving, flying interception of a Colin Kaepernick pass caused him to land on his left shoulder, spraining his AC joint in the process. The shoulder injury that erased most of his off season was to his right shoulder.
He will be monitored as the week goes on, but the hope is he will be able to play the next game against the New York Jets. With Chicago playing on Monday Night Football, the Bears will practice this week on Thursday, Friday and Saturday.
The Bears had four other players unable to finish the game last night due to injury, with none looming larger than the right triceps injury to Charles Tillman.
It was announced earlier today that Tillman is being placed on season ending injured reserve with a right triceps injury. This is the same injury that ended his 2013 season. I truly hope this isn't the last we've seen from Peanut, but the odds say it is.
<blockquote class="twitter-tweet" lang="en"><p>Unfortunately, we all got vibe last night in postgame locker room that team expected to have to move on w/o Tillman. Great player.</p>— Jeff Dickerson (@ESPNChiBears) <a href="https://twitter.com/ESPNChiBears/status/511598769444773888">September 15, 2014</a></blockquote>
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Cornerback Sherrick McManis left the game with a quad injury, defensive end Trevor Scott suffered a foot injury and defensive tackle Jeremiah Ratliff left due to a concussion.
Wide outs Alshon Jeffery (hamstring) and Brandon Marshall (ankle) were both game time decisions last night before being green lighted, so I would expect the Bears to be very cautious with them this week.
Quarterback Jay Cutler took a hard blow to the sternum, but he didn't miss a snap.
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