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Rib injury may end season for Bears’ Michael Bush


The Bears may have to go through the rest of the regular season and — they hope — the postseason without running back Michael Bush.

Bush missed Sunday’s game against the Packers with a rib injury, and Sean Jensen of the Chicago Sun-Times reports that the Bears are weighing whether to put Bush on injured reserve, which would mean he’s done for the season and the postseason. Bush has been a solid No. 2 running back for the Bears behind Matt Forte, and Bush is leading the team with five rushing touchdowns.

If the Bears do lose Bush, they would be down to Forte and Armando Allen on their running back depth chart. Free agent running back Kahlil Bell, who was cut by the Bears in October, could be an option if the Bears decide they need more depth at the position.

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7 Responses to “Rib injury may end season for Bears’ Michael Bush”
  1. nathanbetz91 says: Dec 18, 2012 11:03 AM

    Why would they hope for that? Matt forte is already prone to injuries, why would they want to be without thier number two/red zone back?

    Michael David Smith: Take a closer look at what the clause “they hope” is modifying.

  2. 2difshoe says: Dec 18, 2012 11:06 AM

    The Bears season ended before the rib injury !

  3. joetoronto says: Dec 18, 2012 11:25 AM

    Bush was a stud for the Raiders and a real team player, all the best to him.

  4. louiespoon says: Dec 18, 2012 11:38 AM

    No Bush is another factor in the Bears’ loss Sunday, Deuce is good but can’t punch it in from short yardage.

  5. souldogdave says: Dec 18, 2012 11:45 AM

    He clumsily meant they hope to even make the postseason, not that they don’t want him healthy.

  6. ccjcsr says: Dec 18, 2012 12:02 PM

    Atleast he gets to watch the debacle rather than play in it!

  7. dezno24 says: Dec 18, 2012 12:55 PM

    Bears season was over once Bush failed to make that 4th and inches against Seattle.

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