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Bears DE Turk McBride suffers ruptured Achilles tendon

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Bears defensive end Turk McBride suffered a ruptured Achilles tendon on Monday, multiple media outlets reported, including the Bears’ official website. Given the typical recovery time from an Achilles tear, McBride’s 2013 season could be in jeopardy.

McBride, 28, signed with the Bears in March and was expected to hold down a backup role behind starting defensive ends Corey Wooton and Julius Peppers. Shea McClellin, Cornelius Washington and Kyle Moore are among Chicago’s reserves at end.

Eagles wide receiver Jeremy Maclin (knee), Ravens tight end Dennis Pitta (hip), Broncos center Dan Koppen (knee), Chargers linebacker Jonas Mouton (knee) and Cowboys defensive end Tyrone Crawford (Achilles) are among the players to have suffered serious injuries in the opening stages of training camps. Now, McBride has suffered a major setback before the preseason games have even begun.

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  1. filthymcnasty1 says: Jul 29, 2013 11:37 AM

    He could be back in time for the playoffs.

    Oh, wait…………..

  2. brobroski says: Jul 29, 2013 11:40 AM

    What was that Mr. Goddell, you want an 18 game season?

  3. dezno24 says: Jul 29, 2013 11:41 AM

    Crazy that there are so many injuries around the league. Oh well, next man up!

  4. Walter Sobchak says: Jul 29, 2013 11:43 AM

    Its a good thing the Players Association fought so hard for the relaxed practice rules, keeping them out of full pads as much as possible. I dont ever remember seeing this many season ending injuries in the first 3 days of camp…

  5. packfaninchitown says: Jul 29, 2013 11:44 AM

    The Bears weren’t going to be much more than 8-8 anyway so not a big loss.

  6. southpaw2k says: Jul 29, 2013 12:05 PM

    Is it just me, or is there an inordinate number of season-ending injuries before there’s even been a preseason game? There usually are at least a handful of serious injuries before September, but they usually don’t happen until after at least the first week of preseason.

  7. footballchic777 says: Jul 29, 2013 12:25 PM

    That CBA they signed to limit how much they wore pads, practiced, had to get accountable for being in shape, is really helping these guys out now, isn’t it? Some of the higher paid guys are even having trouble passing their tests to get on the field! Too bad too many of them get there money then forget why they are paid!

  8. contra74 says: Jul 29, 2013 12:31 PM

    Hmm, negative comments coming only from packer fans. What is it about the Bears that they are worried about?

  9. thestrategyexpert says: Jul 29, 2013 12:35 PM


    I think it’s too early to say. Over the long-run it would be no surprise to see occasional years produce both low and high injury numbers with respect to the mean. I think you’d really need a comprehensive report breaking down the numbers before trying to generate an objective analysis as to what the trends look like and if this is an outlier year or not.

    The league does try to increase and promote safety when it can, and it’s still trying to do more each and every year. It’s not great for business to have players go down due to injury. So at some point in time you might see those graphs curving downward at some point in time. Now or recently in the past would likely be the peak time of injuries I would guess.

  10. jazsrt says: Jul 29, 2013 12:50 PM

    These things happen.

    A top 5 defense should be able to replace this backup fairly quickly without skipping a beat.

  11. rextraordinaire says: Jul 29, 2013 1:16 PM

    Without their 14th string d-lineman, they might as well call it a season


  12. purpleguy says: Jul 29, 2013 1:45 PM

    Didn’t Bushrod go down today as well?

  13. larryboodry says: Jul 29, 2013 1:53 PM


    I hope you’re joking.

  14. jazsrt says: Jul 29, 2013 1:58 PM

    purpleguy says:
    Jul 29, 2013 1:45 PM
    Didn’t Bushrod go down today as well?


    I believe it was a calf strain.

    Should be alright in a few days.

  15. ososrule says: Jul 29, 2013 2:02 PM


    “Jermon Bushrod suffered a right calf strain early Monday and was scheduled to sit out the rest of practice.”

  16. larryboodry says: Jul 29, 2013 2:32 PM

    @jazsrt and osos:

    Thank you, I hadn’t heard that yet…And I am very glad to hear it is only a calf strain.

  17. sidepull says: Jul 29, 2013 3:34 PM

    Dr. Andrews will be a busy and very rich man this year.

  18. respectgsh says: Jul 29, 2013 6:52 PM

    The Bears should see which DE’says Philly cuts, they are moving to a 3-4 and a good player may shake loose. I know that defense was bad last year but it was mostly poor tackling and poor play in general by the DB’s.

  19. gbfanforever says: Jul 29, 2013 7:09 PM

    Another loss for the depleted Bears defense.

  20. jazsrt says: Jul 29, 2013 10:09 PM

    gbfanforever says:
    Jul 29, 2013 7:09 PM
    Another loss for the depleted Bears defense.


    A Green Bay fan talking about the Bears “depleted” defense…..

    Seems legit.

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