(CBS) It’s been a challenging first season in Chicago for Bears defensive lineman Lamarr Houston, and it only got uglier Sunday.
In Chicago’s embarrassing 51-23 loss at New England, Houston — who just weeks ago after a loss told fair-weather Bears fans to “eat dirt,” drawing the ire of many — made a fourth-quarter sack with the Bears down 25 points, then injured his right knee, perhaps seriously, in celebrating his accomplishment.READ MORE: 'I Hope Good Comes Of It': Some Chicagoans Getting Two Johnson & Johnson Vaccine Doses
No, you can’t make these things up in a Bears season that’s spiraling downward now with a 3-5 mark. The defender who entered Sunday with seven tackles in seven games after Chicago invested $35 million in him this past offseason really did jeopardize his season while overreacting to his first sack of the year in a meaningless moment.READ MORE: Navy Pier Flyover Completed After Years Of Construction Delays -- Many Ask Why It Took So Long
Everyone around the Bears is preparing for the worst, NFL Network’s Ian Rapoport reported, as Houston is set to have an MRI tomorrow.
You can watch video of Houston’s celebration and injury below. He had to be carted off the field.MORE NEWS: FDA Approves Pfizer-BioNTech COVID-19 Vaccine For Children Ages 12 To 15
After the game, the Tribune’s Dan Wiederer reported that Houston said, “I probably shouldn’t have celebrated while they were blowing us out. But it happens.”