Moments after starting left guard Matt Slauson went down with an ankle injury yesterday, the Chicago Bears lost center Roberto Garza to one as well. Considering Garza was seen in a walking boot after the game, the following news is not surprising.
Sources indicate #Bears C Roberto Garza has suffered a high ankle sprain. No word yet on how long he could be sidelined.— Brad Biggs (@BradBiggs) September 8, 2014
A high ankle sprain is the bad one, and it usually knocks a player out for at least a week; however the Bears have not announced a timetable for Garza's return.
#Bears HC Marc Trestman of injured players: Garza, Slauson & Jeffery - "everyone's in there" there's treatment going on, didn't know results— Peggy Kusinski (@peggykusinski) September 8, 2014
The fact that Brandon Marshall wasn't one of the players mentioned as getting treatment is probably a good thing. Either that or an oversight...
Starting wide receiver Alshon Jeffery was held out yesterday because of an injured hamstring, but the Bears called his return probable, meaning it was 50/50 on him returning.
Shaun Draughn left the game yesterday with a neck injury.
EDIT: And it looks like Slauson is dealing with the high ankle sprain as well.
But 40 percent of their line now dealing with high ankle sprains. #Bears C Roberto Garza & LG Matt Slauson both have high ankle sprain.— Brad Biggs (@BradBiggs) September 8, 2014
When more injury news breaks, we'll have it right here.