The hits just keep on coming for a franchise becoming all the more numb to injuries. Chicago Bears linebacker Danny Trevathan was injured on non-contact while attempting to make a tackle late in the Bears’ 27-21 loss to the Tennessee Titans on Sunday afternoon.
Chicago’s training staff first helped him walk off the field, but then he needed to be carted off, as he was unable to come off under his own power.
Early reports have head coach John Fox saying Trevathan has a knee injury and that “it appears to be serious.”
Danny Trevathan suffered a right knee injury. Bears coach John Fox: "It appears to be serious."— Chris Emma (@CEmma670) November 27, 2016
Trevathan’s injury adds to a recent cataclysm of injuries for Chicago. Leonard Floyd, Josh Sitton, and Kyle Long have also been injured in as many weeks. It hasn’t been a kind season overall for the Bears either, with various players missing time due to injuries or suspension decimating a team already thin on depth.
After signing a four-year $24,500,000 deal in the offseason to join the Bears in free agency, Trevathan had 61 tackles and one sack in nine games played. He had missed two games earlier this season due to a thumb injury that has had him wear a cast to protect it during play.
At this point for the Bears - since Trevathan’s injury doesn’t look good - they just have to hope this isn’t serious enough that it lingers into his 2017 season. The ideal is to not lose or hamper development and team chemistry moving forward. It’s increasingly about individual players flashing and surviving for this team, it seems.
We’ll have official word on Trevathan’s status as it becomes available.
Robert Zeglinski is the Bears beat writer for the Rock River Times and is a staff writer for Windy City Gridiron and Second City Hockey. You can follow him on Twitter @RobertZeglinski.