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Lovie Smith: We’re Hoping Tillman Will Be OK

Brian Urlacher eyes Andrew Luck before a snap. (Photo by Jonathan Daniel/Getty Images)

Brian Urlacher eyes Andrew Luck before a snap. (Photo by Jonathan Daniel/Getty Images)

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CHICAGO (CBS) — The Bears came out of Sunday’s game against the Colts relatively healthy, but did have one significant injury as cornerback Charles Tillman left in the first quarter with a lower leg injury.

“We are hoping it he’ll be OK,” head coach Lovie Smith told WBBM Newsradio’s Josh Liss Monday morning.

Smith said it was still too early to know whether Tillman will be ready to play against the Packers on Thursday night.

Meanwhile, the head coach reiterated that it was the big lead, and not any sort of nagging knee issues that allowed the Bears to pull linebacker Brian Urlacher early from Sunday’s game against the Colts.

“Yes, it was the score,” Smith said. “We thought for the first time out … we thought he did pretty good.”

Smith said Urlacher was on the field for more than 30 plays.

Tillman, Urlacher and the Bears have a short turnaround with only three days to get ready for Green Bay.

Smith said he wasn’t too worried about the short week to prepare for the Packers, saying both teams know each other pretty well.

“We both have a short week,” Smith said. “We have done some work on them before this week. We’ll be ready to go.”

LISTEN: WBBM Newsradio’s Lovie Smith With Josh Liss