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Lance Briggs hopes to cut his rehab time in half

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Quarterback Jay Cutler isn’t the only injured Bear who thinks he’s ahead of schedule.

Bears linebacker Lance Briggs, who was expected to miss four to six weeks with a shoulder injury, said he might cut those numbers in half.

“The way injuries go, the doctors said I’m supposed to be out 4-6 weeks,” Briggs said during his weekly television show on Comcast (via “I feel more like I’ll be out 2-3 [weeks]. We’ll meet somewhere in the middle.”

Briggs was injured in the third quarter against the Redskins, and said it didn’t take long for him to realize the seriousness of the injury.

“I think the roughest part for me was when I went down and the guy was laying on me and my arm was separated,” Briggs said. “When I stood up I kind of knew something was wrong. I tried to get it taped up and come back out, but right before I was trying to come back on the field, I couldn’t put my helmet on. If I can’t put my helmet on, I don’t need to be out on the field.”

The Bears need all the help they can get on defense at the moment, and getting Briggs back in half the time he expected would be a bonus.

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7 Responses to “Lance Briggs hopes to cut his rehab time in half”
  1. jazsrt says: Oct 30, 2013 9:01 AM

    Briggs is an asset, no doubt, but I am excited to see the young guys play.

    (and, to be honest, it can’t really get much worse-even with Briggs on the field.)

  2. lks311 says: Oct 30, 2013 9:05 AM

    As a Lions fan, I hope both Briggs and Cutler are back in two weeks.

  3. mn1288 says: Oct 30, 2013 9:46 AM

    Can he play defensive tackle?

  4. dezno24 says: Oct 30, 2013 10:10 AM

    Sure the D-Line and LB’s can play better, but its no hope for us if Conte is playing safety.

  5. kabasaman says: Oct 30, 2013 11:23 AM

    Really…… Conte should quit worrying about his tattoo’s and start worrying about his next line of work.

  6. filthymcnasty1 says: Oct 30, 2013 6:10 PM

    Briggs is obviously ducking the Packers.

  7. larryboodry says: Nov 1, 2013 2:32 PM

    While Briggs coming back early is a definite plus, the defense is on life-support regardless.

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