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Report: Charles Tillman has chipped bone in foot

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On Monday, we shared a report that Bears cornerback Charles Tillman appeared to escape serious injury in Sunday’s win over the Vikings.

At that time, Tillman was thought to be dealing with a problem in his right ankle but that might not be right. Vaughn McClure of the Chicago Tribune gives a little more color on the injury that Tillman suffered in the game. A league source tells McClure that Tillman has a chipped bone in his right foot.

The good news for the Bears is that there’s no change in the outlook for Tillman the rest of the season. The cornerback, who hasn’t missed a game since the 2009 season, is expected to remain in the lineup despite the injury. It’s also thought that he could have returned to Sunday’s game if the score was closer than 28-10.

Tillman is a contender for defensive player of the year honors this year thanks to his two interception returns for touchdowns and seven forced fumbles. Keeping him in the lineup and playing well would do a lot for the Bears’ chances of remaining on top of the NFC North the rest of the way.

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6 Responses to “Report: Charles Tillman has chipped bone in foot”
  1. bearsfan4life says: Nov 27, 2012 10:11 AM

    Tillman is one tough dude. Frankly I’d be more surprised if he didn’t play on Sunday. The guy is a very good special teamer, too.

  2. Steeley McBeam says: Nov 27, 2012 10:11 AM

    A cornerback who can tackle like a LB, love that guy the Bears are lucky to have him.

  3. randolph32 says: Nov 27, 2012 10:35 AM

    He would be the worst loss of the 5 players injured Sunday, even though they have Kelvin Hadyn as a backup.

  4. jimmylions says: Nov 27, 2012 12:29 PM

    He’ll play Sunday. It’s not a serious injury, but it hurts like crazy. Takes forever to heal too.

    He’s a true professional, and will just play through it.

  5. larryboodry says: Nov 27, 2012 10:40 PM

    Glad it’s not as serious as it sounds.

  6. beefbus says: Nov 27, 2012 10:54 PM

    Peanut only gets better with age and seemingly more durable. He’s a prototypical cover-2, zone CB. Tackles with a ferocity and vigor we haven’t seen in awhile. It’s crazy the hand eye coordination this dude has.

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