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Charles Tillman’s ankle is expected to be fine

Vikings wide receiver Simpson makes a catch in front of Bears cornerback Tillman during the first half of their NFL football game at Soldier Field in Chicago Reuters

Six Bears starters suffered injuries on Sunday.  Though details aren’t yet available on all of them, there’s good news as to one of the most important.

Cornerback Charles Tillman, one of the candidates for NFL defensive player of the year, suffered an ankle injury during a 28-10 romp over the Vikings.  Per a league source, Tillman is expected to be fine.  He was spotted wearing a walking boot after the game.

Tillman, running back Matt Forte, and linebacker Lance Briggs all suffered ankle injuries.

Receiver Devin Hester has a concussion, and offensive lineman Lance Louis and Chris Spencer have knee injuries.

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15 Responses to “Charles Tillman’s ankle is expected to be fine”
  1. phuriousjorge says: Nov 26, 2012 11:25 AM

    Whew! Great news. We need more though.

  2. docsweeney says: Nov 26, 2012 11:29 AM

    Hopefully, Tillman, Briggs and Forte miss one or less games. Oline guys are likely out longer. When they said “Hester has a concussion” early in yesterday’s game, my first thought was “How can you tell??!”

  3. anythingbutyanks says: Nov 26, 2012 11:30 AM

    It doesn’t matter what quarterback they replaced, Cutler’s backups would stink it up for any team. They may not be 1-8 on, say, the Patriots, but they wouldn’t be any better than 3-5. This doesn’t prove that Cutler is good. It proves that Hanie, Campbell and the like suck. I think most people realize Cutler is a good quarterback, but he is clearly not elite. At this point I would still rather have both Mannings, Brady, Rogers, Brees, Luck, Griffin, and probably a couple of others before Cutler. Cutler belongs in the Schaub, Flacco, Romo class among NFL QBs.

  4. anythingbutyanks says: Nov 26, 2012 11:33 AM

    Don’t know how I posted that on this story. Clearly I belong in the Campbell, Hanie, Quinn class of commentators.

  5. phuriousjorge says: Nov 26, 2012 12:19 PM

    I would be truly interested in how the Mannings, Brady, etc…would do with the past and present Bears offense, changing O-coaches, etc…
    It’s entirely possible their careers would be over due to injury.

  6. purpleguy says: Nov 26, 2012 12:24 PM

    Congrats to the Bears on a solid victory. It was particularly painful to watch a QB/WR combo that completed passes in coverage without a bunch of drops. If the Vikes can get a WR that can actually catch a ball (other than Harvin) maybe we can make a game of it next time we visit Soldier Field.

  7. blackandbluedivision says: Nov 26, 2012 1:52 PM

    In that picture it looks like Peanut is pulling a Ndamukong Suh move. He’s trying to strip the wrong ball.

  8. blackandbluedivision says: Nov 26, 2012 1:57 PM

    I think most people realize Cutler is a good quarterback, but he is clearly not elite. At this point I would still rather have both Mannings, Brady, Rogers, Brees, Luck, Griffin, and probably a couple of others before Cutler. Cutler belongs in the Schaub, Flacco, Romo class among NFL QBs.
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    What’s your point?

    Schaub, Flacco, and Romo are all playoff quarterbacks. I’m fine with Cutler being in that category. I don’t think anyone in their right mind ever said Cutler was an elite QB.

    I think people underestimate the value he brings to this team. They’re too busy complaining about his pouting. He can pout all he wants…as long as he wins.

  9. chi01town says: Nov 26, 2012 2:23 PM

    Chicago will get most of them back.
    Tilman, Briggs, and Forte will play NEXT WEEK against Seattle. The two that worry me is Hester and Louis.

  10. fargovikesfan says: Nov 26, 2012 2:31 PM

    I think we’re missing the most important point of the whole story here… The fact that Florio found a picture of Jerome Simpson actually catching the ball yesterday.

  11. chiefblckbear says: Nov 26, 2012 2:40 PM

    The scary part of the 2nd half was they were only sending out 2 receivers at a time some times and the Vikings still had a tough time stopping them.

  12. foofeiter says: Nov 26, 2012 3:21 PM

    Not sure you are commenting on the right game, the Bears scored 3 points in the 2nd half. If the Vikings offense does anything, it’s a game. Apparently the offensive coordinator forgot they had Peterson in the backfield, where he was averaging 6+ yards a carry. His employment with the team needs to be re-thought.

  13. doug1grohlin says: Nov 26, 2012 3:44 PM

    foofeiter says:
    Nov 26, 2012 3:21 PM
    Not sure you are commenting on the right game, the Bears scored 3 points in the 2nd half. If the Vikings offense does anything, it’s a game. Apparently the offensive coordinator forgot they had Peterson in the backfield, where he was averaging 6+ yards a carry. His employment with the team needs to be re-thought.

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    By that point in the game, it’s called time management. Bears didn’t need to run up the score, they needed to keep it out Ponder’s hands. That’s what they did. Chicago controlled that entire game.

  14. bearsfan4life says: Nov 26, 2012 5:56 PM

    Its always funny reading these comments. The difference between those that actually watch the games and those that see a highlight show and look at statistics is glaring.

    I wish the latter would just admit they’re mostly ignorant about what happened in the game they’re talking about, or the player they’re talking about.

    WE, the people that actually watch, know the truth.

  15. larryboodry says: Nov 26, 2012 9:23 PM

    Great news on Tillman…Not so great on Lance Louis.

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