The latest to add to the list? Safety Quintin Demps, who broke his arm late in the fourth quarter of Chicago's first victory of the 2017 season. He immediately came off the field and the Bears revealed he has a broken arm this afternoon. While there is no official timetable on a return for Demps at the moment, he will be "out indefinitely" as the Bears weigh whether to place him on injured reserve.
Demps, 32, had 12 tackles in three games before breaking his arm against the Steelers and hadn't yet flashed the playmaking ballhawk ability Chicago originally signed him away from the Houston Texans for. Nevertheless, his loss and veteran presence will undoubtedly be felt, at least in the short term, as swing safety Adrian Amos will now step in next to rookie safety Eddie Jackson. A lot of growing up to be done in the Bears' defensive backfield, no doubt.
In other injury news, center Hroniss Grasu injured his hand early in Sunday's game and was later seen with a cast on his right hand. The Bears offered no further update on his status on Monday, but if the team had practiced, he wouldn't have participated. With a short week of rest before a prime time game against the Packers on Thursday night, it's probably safe to rule Grasu out of Thursday's match-up.
Without Demps and likely Grasu, a quick turnaround and pivotal game against the rival Packers still awaits the Bears following their emotional victory on Sunday.
Robert Zeglinski is the Bears beat writer for the Rock River Times and is an editor for Windy City Gridiron. You can follow him on Twitter @RobertZeglinski