The Chicago Bears could not go one week without seeing some big names banged up. Some are more usual suspects than others
After a season from hell when it came to injuries in 2016, the Bears are not in the same spot, but it is heading there with their 2017 luck. Markus Wheaton and Kyle Long headlined starters sitting out today, and two more joined them on the injury report.
Kevin White left late into the game with a shoulder injury. He appeared after the game with a sling around his shoulder. White is not new to the injury report, and in year three it is frustrating to think that his third year would open up with the same luck. At some point, you have to wonder if it is just him.
Freeman is usually a healthy player but is also someone who leaves everything he has on the field. That is why it is not a major surprise to hear that the linebacker whose helmet is in everything is dealing with a concussion. Freeman did not talk to media and was put into the concussion protocol.
The Bears have survived without White, but losing Freeman would really hurt. This was a front seven that really proved itself amongst the better half of the league and frustrated the heck out of Matt Ryan and their prolific offense. Taking a Keystone such as Freeman away would be taking two steps back from the step forward they took today. Hopefully, it is not serious, but it will be worth monitoring.