As if things couldn't get any bleaker for the Bears in 2016, the latest news shows it can and has indeed worsened.
It's the latest blow to a team that has been walloped by injuries and suspensions, as the Bears continue their slog to a merciful end to the 2016 campaign.
Elsewhere in injury news on Monday:
- Safety Barry Church (forearm) returned to Cowboys practice for the first time in nearly a month on Monday. J.J. Wilcox sat out of practice with a thigh contusion.
- Quarterback Cody Kessler (concussion) was cleared of the concussion protocol and returned to practice on Monday for the Browns. The news wasn't as good for offensive lineman John Greco, who was placed on injured reserve with a foot injury.
- Falcons defensive lineman Adrian Clayborn is believed to have sufferd a sprained MCL in his knee, a source informed of the situation told NFL Network Insider Ian Rapoport. Clayborn will undergo tests Tuesday, but the injury should keep him out for a few weeks.
- Aaron Rodgers suffered a hamstring injury during Monday's win. He said the injury won't keep him from playing Sunday, but coach Mike McCarthy said he wasn't sure if it would limit the quarterback in practice this week.
Clay Matthews told reporters he might have suffered an injury to the AC joint in his shoulder after being knocked down during the first half. Matthews briefly left the game before returning. "I'm in a little bit of pain, but it's alright," he said.