The Bears injury luck seems to get worse by the day. This time it affected guard Eric Kush
The Bears have been one of the unluckiest teams across the NFL landscape when it comes to injury luck. Last season it started with Kyle Fuller before the season and seemed to touch every player before derailing the Bears 2016 season.
Unfortunately, 2017 has gone no different, and another Bears player has gone down. Backup guard Eric Kush tore his hamstring and will be placed on the Injured Reserved. His season is over.
The Bears bad luck started when Pernell McPhee showed up to camp needing some work done on his knee. It has him starting his season on the PUP. A bizarre turn for Markus Wheaton occurred when he needed an appendectomy that currently has him sidelined. Now, we see Kush, arguably the most devastating to date considering the finality and conclusiveness that his season is officially over.
Kush was a small school product coming from California University of Pennsylvania. Kush spent time on the Kansas City Chiefs and Los Angeles Rams before finding a home in Chicago. An injury to Kyle Long pushed Kush up the roster and saw him starting four games for the team. He fared well and found himself as the team’s go-to backup on the interior as the team entered camp.
Now, the Bears are short a major depth piece at a position that may need depth. Long is not supposed to miss any games, but he has yet to return from his ankle injury that sidelined him last season. With the team short on bodies, starting center Cody Whitehair has slid into the left guard spot and Hronis Grasu has taken over duties at center for the time being. Here is to hoping that this is the end of the luck and that Kush is the biggest name to go down for a year. Knowing the Bears luck so far, all they can do is hope.