Kyle Fuller Suffered Broken Hand, Hip Pointer in Loss to Dolphins


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Things keep getting worse for the Chicago Bears as rookie Kyle Fuller has reportedly suffered a broken hand to go along with a hip pointer in Sunday’s loss to the Miami Dolphins.  CBS Sports’ Jason LaCanfora with the details:

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It’s a tough blow for an already battered Chicago Bears defense still reeling after another gut wrenching home loss to the Miami Dolphins.  Fuller exited the game in the first half with a hand injury and came out in the second half but had to leave early in the second half with the hip pointer.  Fuller was seen riding an exercise bike along the sidelines throughout the second half but was unable to return.  Sherrick McManis filled in for Fuller in the second half.

I’m not sure which injury will be harder to deal with for Fuller.  Since Fuller came back with the hand injury, I’d have to think the hip could be a bigger issue.  With the bye week coming after the trip to New England, it might make sense to give the rookie off next week to heal up to get ready for the Packers to start the second half of the season.

Fuller has been a big bright spot for the Bears so far as a rookie.  He earned September’s Defensive Rookie of the Month for September.  He came into Week 7 leading the league in interceptions with three (a couple of guys have since passed him this week) and also has three forced fumbles.  Fuller stepped in when Charles Tillman suffered a season-ending triceps injury.  The Bears defense was also with veteran linebacker Lance Briggs and safety Chris Conte.  With Tom Brady and Bill Belichick waiting in the wings, it could be a tough trip out to New England next week.