On Sunday, the Chicago Bears got dominated by the Tampa Bay Buccaneers in a game that saw the offense melting down completely, primarily due to the poor performance of starting quarterback Jay Cutler.
In the second quarter on Sunday, Kyle Long went down with an ankle injury when Paul Lasike was trying to make a down-hill block. The injury looked nasty, and the Bears medical staff immediately put on an air cast and carted him off the field.
As he was being taken off the field, Long was seen banging on the side of the cart, yelling for the offense to “let’s f****ing go!” in attempt to motivate them to get into the end zone. On the next play, Jay Cutler fumbled the football and the Bucs recovered.
On Monday, reports surfaced that Long had undergone an MRI, and has been ruled out for the remainder of the season.
More bad news for the #Bears: I’m told the MRI has confirmed that star OL Kyle Long is out for the season. Major loss in leadership & play.— Ian Rapoport (@RapSheet) November 14, 2016
On a positive note, this will give him time to have surgery on his torn labrum that he has been dealing with all season long, as well as address this ankle injury with treatment and recovery. No word yet if surgery will be required.