The Chicago Bears walked out of the New York Jets’ loss a lot more banged up than they entered it. That is the cost of playing there, but also was adding injury to insult. While the team quickly got a status back from Darnell Mooney, they were not as sure about Eddie Jackson.
Reports are not out that Jackson suffered a Lisfranc injury.
Chicago Bears star safety Eddie Jackson suffered a Lisfranc injury
The report says that Jackson is still working through his options, but at the minimum, you could expect him to miss this week’s game. In most cases, this is a six-week injury, and the Chicago Bears just so happen to have six weeks left in the season.
It appears as though Jackson is going to weigh his options and try to come back, but even if he does, it will probably be for the last game or two. At that point, it may be best to end his season right now.
At the very least, if the debate is to put off any type of long-term solution to get him back on the field, they should lean to the cautious side.
It is going to be interesting to see how the team navigates this. They have Jaquan Brisker in concussion protocol, and Dane Cruikshank just injured his hamstring for the second time in three weeks.
The team is going to have to put one of Cruikshank or Jackson on the IR because they do not have enough healthy safeties on the roster as currently constructed. They could possibly end the season for both of them, but it will be hard for the team to avoid putting Jackson on the IR, given four weeks is probably the minimum time for him to come back.
The Chicago Bears have safety A.J. Thomas on the practice squad, as well as cornerback Breon Borders. You would think that one of the IR players will be replaced by Thomas.
If Brisker can come back, they would start Brisker with DeAndre Houston-Carson. Then, they would have Elijah Hicks and A.J. Thomas as their two backups. If Brisker cannot play, they may be signing a safety in a couple of days.