The Chicago Bears made long strides in the offseason to ensure they upgraded their defensive front seven, and one of their key playmakers was lost during the second quarter Monday Night versus the Philadelphia Eagles.
Linebacker Lamarr Houston went down awkwardly while making a play Monday night, twisting his knee while falling to the ground. He stayed on the ground for a few minutes holding his knee, and replays showed that his injury seemed pretty serious.
Eventually, Houston was up, and walked off the field under his own power, albeit with a noticeable limp. He went straight to the locker room with the medical staff, and during halftime, the Bears officially ruled him out for the rest of the game.
While the extent of the injury won't be initially known, Houston could likely end up being sent for an MRI on Tuesday morning.
Lamarr Houston has suffered a knee injury and will not return to the game.#PHIvsCHI #MNF— Chicago Bears (@ChicagoBears) September 20, 2016
Bears defense is down on one knee as Lamarr Houston's examined by trainers. pic.twitter.com/d1SNricqZF— NFL on ESPN (@ESPNNFL) September 20, 2016
#Bears OLB Lamarr Houston was down holding his left knee. His knee/leg was bent awkardkly on his rush.— Adam Jahns (@adamjahns) September 20, 2016
Lamarr Houston went down awkwardly. Did not look good.— Adam Hoge (@AdamHoge) September 20, 2016
Houston played in all 16 games last year for Chicago, and registered a team-high eight sacks.