Matt Slauson out for season with torn pectoral muscle

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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.

14 responses to “Matt Slauson out for season with torn pectoral muscle

  1. Injuries are decimating a lot of teams. I don’t know what, if anything that can be done, but it is getting worse, I know that much. At the very least the league should be expanding roster size so they can develop some decent backups, and they need to restart the developmental league again.

  2. “Injuries are decimating a lot of teams. I don’t know what, if anything that can be done, but it is getting worse, I know that much”

    I think a lot of these injuries are because they do not practice enough in pads, I believe that hardens the body and muscles up much more and the reduction in practices has made the players less durable in the long run.

  3. For Bears fans, this is a lot worse news than the Lamarr Houston thing. The last thing Cutler needs is more pressure up the middle but with Slauson gone, that’s what he’ll be seeing.

  4. The other thing we’ll be seeing quite a bit are more “season-ending” injuries…guys that are questionable, just wont play as they have just given up.

    You can’t look at a performance like yesterday and be able to say that anyone was actually trying.

    Oh well, there’s always Madden.

  5. I don’t think most Bears fans expected 2014 to be a rebuilding year, but the football gods had other plans.

  6. Players need contact in practice.
    Obviously, a lot of teams are losing players to injury.

    No more juice boxes and bouncy houses at practice…real men wear pads !

  7. I’m not sure what has gone wrong. There’s no one more physically talented than Cutler available. Every arm chair general blames the roster. Who would you replace him with? They drafted decent players for the D this season. The offense has talent. Is it all the secondary and lack of pass rush? I have no problem with Trestman treating the team like adults. He’s there for drawing up the offense. Tucker Max or whoever the D coordinator is going to have to go. Bring in Rex Ryan next year, defense is one area where a loudmouth blowhard is actually helpful.

  8. I would say that the Bears are the 2013 Falcons… if the Falcons weren’t still busy being the 2013 Falcons.

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