Report: Charles Tillman has chipped bone in foot

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On Monday, we shared a report that Bears cornerback Charles Tillman appeared to escape serious injury in Sunday’s win over the Vikings.

At that time, Tillman was thought to be dealing with a problem in his right ankle but that might not be right. Vaughn McClure of the Chicago Tribune gives a little more color on the injury that Tillman suffered in the game. A league source tells McClure that Tillman has a chipped bone in his right foot.

The good news for the Bears is that there’s no change in the outlook for Tillman the rest of the season. The cornerback, who hasn’t missed a game since the 2009 season, is expected to remain in the lineup despite the injury. It’s also thought that he could have returned to Sunday’s game if the score was closer than 28-10.

Tillman is a contender for defensive player of the year honors this year thanks to his two interception returns for touchdowns and seven forced fumbles. Keeping him in the lineup and playing well would do a lot for the Bears’ chances of remaining on top of the NFC North the rest of the way.