Lance Briggs to miss 4-6 weeks with shoulder injury

AP

The Bears will be without one of their key defensive players for an extended stretch.

Linebacker Lance Briggs will miss 4-6 weeks with a shoulder injury suffered in Sunday’s loss at Washington, a league source tells PFT.

The injury will not require surgery.

Briggs, 32, has recorded 64 tackles and two sacks for Chicago this season. He has not missed a regular-season game since 2010.

The Bears (4-3) have their bye this week.