The Chicago Bears have some young potential in their defensive secondary, but very little that they could confidently throw out into action should any significant injuries occur.
On Saturday versus the Kansas City Chiefs, a key starter, cornerback Tracy Porter, went down with a head injury. He is being evaluated for a concussion.
[UPDATE] Tracy Porter has been ruled OUT for the remainder of the game.
Tracy Porter is out for the remainder of #KCvsCHI.— Chicago Bears (@ChicagoBears) August 27, 2016
Interestingly, though, the Bears initially tweeted that he was specifically out with a concussion, then deleted that tweet and replaced it with the non-specific one above. Not that there would be any questions why he has been ruled out, but I assume that's because of specific PR rules the team has. Or something.
Replays showed #Bears CB Tracy Porter getting whacked in the back of the head by safety Harold Jones-Quartey during tackle.— Adam Jahns (@adamjahns) August 27, 2016
Porter walking straight to the locker room. He had come back in the game after coming out for two series.— Rich Campbell (@Rich_Campbell) August 27, 2016
@BradBiggs Concussion?— Halas Bear Report (@HalasBearReport) August 27, 2016
To start the game, the Bears were already short at cornerback, with Kyle Fuller and Bryce Callahan sitting out with injuries. Now they are without their three best.
The Bears can't afford to lose Porter for any significant time, so hopefully this is not a concussion.
Stay tuned for updates.