By Chris Emma–
TAMPA, Fla. (CBS) — Bears guard Kyle Long suffered an injury to his right ankle during the second quarter of Sunday’s game against the Buccaneers and was carted off the field.
Long appeared to have his right ankle rolled up on a run play to fullback Paul Lasike. Medical personnel put his leg in an aircast. The team immediately ruled him out for the game. Coach John Fox couldn’t provide details to Long’s status.
“I’m not a doctor and we’ll get a little more information as we go,” Fox said.
After the Bears’ 36-10 loss to the Bucs, the health of Long was on their mind.
“It’s tough, it’s tough,” Bears quarterback Jay Cutler said.
Before Long was taken off on a cart, the entire Bears offense and some members of the Buccaneers greeted him and wished him well.
Veteran Ted Larsen assumed Long’s position at right guard. Right tackle Bobby Massie also left the game with a concussion, and Mike Adams replaced him.
The Bears trailed the Bucs 7-3 at the time of the injury. Quarterback Jay Cutler then fumbled on the following play. The game got away from the Bears quickly from there.
Late in the game, Long returned to the Bears’ sidelines with crutches. He was seen in the locker room walking with the crutches. Fox will update the team’s injury statuses on Monday at Halas Hall.
“Nothing I can report at this point,” Fox said.
Long had also been battling an injury to his labrum this season. Should he be shut down for an extended period of time, or perhaps even the season, there will be time to heal both injuries.