The Chicago Bears defense will be missing their usual punch for the next 8 weeks, as Charles Tillman has been placed on Injured Reserve with a designation to return after suffering a triceps injury.
LM: #Bears announce CB Charles Tillman suffered triceps injury Sunday and has been placed on injured reserve with designation to return.
— Chicago Bears (@ChicagoBears) November 11, 2013
It’s another devastating blow for a defense that has suffered through a number of high profile season ending injuries. This comes with Pro Bowler Henry Melton OFS with a torn ACL, his backup Nick Collins also out with a torn ACL and Lance Briggs recovering from a fractured shoulder.
Tillman left the Lions game early with what appeared to be a wrist injury, but returned to action for most of the game. He had a rough game against Calvin Johnson, who scored a pair of TD’s against a hobbled Tillman. By designating Tillman for return, he can return to practice in 6 weeks and return to action in 8 weeks, so unless the Bears make the postseason, we could have seen the last of Charles Tillman in a Bears uniform. His contract expires after this season. Zack Bowman will be pressed into action to fill in.