Bears left guard Matt Slauson will miss the rest of the 2014 season after suffering a torn right pectoral muscle in Sunday’s loss to New England, G.M. Phil Emery said Monday afternoon.
The injury will not require surgery, and Slauson should be healed in time for the club’s offseason program, Emery said at a midseason state-of-the-team press conference with head coach Marc Trestman. The Bears (3-5) have lost two games in a row and are three games out of first place in the NFC North.
Trestman indicated right tackle Jordan Mills and reserve offensive tackle Eben Britton are among the options to replace Slauson.
The 28-year-old Slauson has started 21 games over the last two seasons for Chicago, including all 16 in 2013. He has three years remaining on his contract.
The Bears are on bye this week.