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Lamarr Houston’s knee injury “seems to be substantial”

CHICAGO, IL - SEPTEMBER 19:  Lamarr Houston #99 of the Chicago Bears leaves the game with a knee injury in the first half against the Philadelphia Eagles at Soldier Field on September 19, 2016 in Chicago, Illinois.  (Photo by Jonathan Daniel/Getty Images) Getty Images

Quarterback Jay Cutler’s thumb injury may have caught the most notice coming out of Monday night’s loss to the Eagles, but the Bears had several other injuries on the defensive side of the ball as well.

The knee injury suffered by linebacker Lamarr Houston may be the most serious. Houston didn’t play in the second half of the 29-14 loss after getting hurt and coach John Fox said after the game, via the Chicago Sun-Times, that the injury “seems to be substantial.”

If that’s the case, it will be the second serious knee injury for Houston in the last three years. He tore his ACL in 2014 while celebrating a sack of Jimmy Garoppolo late in a blowout loss for the Bears. He returned to record eight sacks in 16 games last season.

Houston’s injury comes at a moment when the Bears are waiting for Pernell McPhee to become eligible to return from the PUP list. McPhee landed there after knee surgery of his own, which leaves the Bears with Willie Young, Leonard Floyd and Sam Acho at outside linebacker.

The other injuries on defense include defensive tackle Eddie Goldman’s ankle and concussions suffered by safety Adrian Amos and cornerback Bryce Callahan.

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7 Responses to “Lamarr Houston’s knee injury “seems to be substantial””
  1. bassplucker says: Sep 20, 2016 10:56 AM

    That was a house of horrors for the Bears on national TV last night. I truly hope Fox can pull them together, get through their horrific start and play a competitive game against the Cowboys Sunday night… but from what I saw in the 2nd half last night they don’t enough players left who are both good and healthy enough to make that happen.

  2. larryboodry says: Sep 20, 2016 11:17 AM

    Well, there’s still the Cubs to root for.

  3. hanspard says: Sep 20, 2016 11:35 AM

    And now you are seeing why Raiders fans were so easy to let him go. Even when he’s healthy, he doesn’t do that much, certainly not 7.5 million dollars worth of anything.

  4. Frazier28/7 says: Sep 20, 2016 12:38 PM

    Do their fans a favor and flex their remaining prime time games out and save them from the national embarrassment. Of course, they’ll still beat green bay.

  5. rho1953 says: Sep 20, 2016 12:49 PM

    Looks like a complete rebuild job to me. They have regressed to where they were two years ago.

  6. stevejjones says: Sep 20, 2016 12:54 PM

    When was the last time a player of European descent injured himself in the course of an awkward misconnection celebratory handshake? Like a failed soul shake that led to an eye poke?

  7. iseek11 says: Sep 20, 2016 2:05 PM

    hanspard says:
    Sep 20, 2016 11:35 AM
    And now you are seeing why Raiders fans were so easy to let him go. Even when he’s healthy, he doesn’t do that much, certainly not 7.5 million dollars worth of anything.
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    You are nuts. This guy plays with more heart than anyone on your current roster. I remember the final game of 2013 when Peyton threw for 300 yards in the first half against the Raiders to set the record. As I watched the blowout there was one person laying out, diving for every pass Peyton threw. It was just missing his fingertips. And he would pound the ground after each play. Then get up and do it again. Even when it was 24-0 late in the 2nd qtr, Houston was laying out trying to not go in 31-0 at halftime. You might say ” but yeah, he always missed”. So did everyone that year. But he was the only Raider giving that effort. And it was for a 4-12 team. I was hoping Denver noticed and would pursue him in free agency because we needed some linebacker help. Injuries happen but this guy is a stud with a huge heart.

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