Bears defensive end Julius Peppers was in and out of Monday night’s game in Detroit, which was just one of many reasons why the Bears looked so hopeless.
Vaughn McClure of the Chicago Tribune reports that Peppers suffered a sprained MCL in the game. He has not been ruled out for Sunday night’s game against the Vikings and was able to finish the game in Detroit.
“The severity of Peppers’ MCL sprain is unclear but not believed to be serious,” McClure writes.
MCL sprains can keep players out anywhere from 1-3 weeks depending on the severity. Sometimes players return right away. Peppers missed two games at the end of 2007 with the injury.
Considering Peppers’ huge role on the Bears, we’d expect Lovie Smith to keep Peppers’ status a mystery until gametime.