Chicago Bears head coach John Fox met the media today to give some updates on his numerous injured players.
The most surprising was an update for a player that didn’t appear to get hurt last night, Fox revealed that starting inside linebacker Danny Trevathan will have thumb surgery tomorrow, but the injury is not season ending. Fox also indicated that he will not go on short term injured reserve.
Trevathan’s injury could mean more playing time for 2nd year pro Jonathan Anderson and maybe even rookie Nick Kwiatkoski, but depending on the severity of the injury, Trevathan may be able to play in a cast as soon as week four.
The thumb injury sustained by Jay Cutler will not require surgery at this time and Fox actually called him day to day with a sprain. Jay was spotted in a cast last night, so I’d guess Brian Hoyer takes the number one reps in practice this week.
Nose tackle Eddie Goldman, who was carted off the field during the game, has an ankle sprain and will undergo an MRI later today.
EDIT: The latest on Goldman is a high left ankle sprain that will keep him out for four weeks.
The injury to outside linebacker Lamarr Houston’s knee injury appears to be more serious. The Bears are still awaiting the results of the MRI, but Fox says his injury "appears significant." Odds seem high that Houston will be lost for the remainder of the 2016 season.
EDIT: Houston will indeed be lost for the rest of the 2016 season with a torn ACL.
Starting safety Adrian Amos and nickleback Bryce Callahan were both removed from the game last night after suffering concussions.
Here are a few Twitter highlights from the presser.
#Bears HC Fox: "Last night was not acceptable. The fans were great. The atmosphere was great. And we weren't. We have to get it fixed."— Larry Mayer (@LarryMayer) September 20, 2016
#Bears John Fox - run game hurt by trailing - expecting to see more of Jordan Howard as he gets more practice , particularly at pass pro— John Mullin (@CSNMoonMullin) September 20, 2016
Bears coach John Fox: "We've been our own worst enemy. We just haven't executed."— Chris Emma (@CEmma670) September 20, 2016
"I like our roster, like our choices. We gotta get ready for Dallas. Last night was unacceptable." #Bears HC John Fox.— Ryan Baker (@RyanBakerMedia) September 20, 2016
#Bears coach John Fox on Barth's missed 31-yard FG attempt: "Connor would like to have that kick back; so would we."— Larry Mayer (@LarryMayer) September 20, 2016
The Bears now have a short week to prepare for the Dallas Cowboys on Sunday Night Football.