Bears CB Tillman goes on injured reserve with broken ribs

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Chicago Bears cornerback Charles Tillman was placed on injured reserve and will miss Sunday's season finale against the Detroit Lions after breaking his ribs.

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Defensive lineman Israel Idonije also went on IR on Wednesday because of a foot injury.

Tillman, who ranks second in the NFL with six forced fumbles, was injured during the Bears' 36-30 overtime victory over the Minnesota Vikings on Monday night. He broke his ribs and suffered a bruised lung on a helmet hit from teammate Craig Steltz as they tried to tackle Vikings tight end Visanthe Shiancoe on a catch.

Tillman was hospitalized after being transported off the field on a stretcher.

To fill the voids, the Bears elevated quarterback Brett Basanez and cornerback Woodny Turenne to the active roster from the practice squad.

The Associated Press contributed to this report.


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