Brandon Marshall remains hospitalized with lung injury

AP

A hit that Bears receiver Brandon Marshall took on Thursday night still has him hospitalized on Friday afternoon.

The Bears announced that Marshall remains hospitalized because of a lung injury. Marshall also has two broken ribs.

Marshall made a great catch on fourth-and-7 to extend the Bears’ first scoring drive, but he paid a serious price for it when he took a knee to the back from Dallas defensive back Barry Church. Marshall was in obvious pain and was taken by ambulance from Soldier Field to a Chicago hospital.

Bears coach Marc Trestman said he went to visit Marshall in the hospital after Thursday night’s game and he “was in very good spirits.”

The Bears say Marshall will definitely miss next week’s game against the Saints but that it is not yet known whether he will be able to return at all this season. Realistically, it’s hard to see why a player who suffered such a serious injury would return to the field in the next few weeks, especially when the Bears are effectively out of the playoff race and have nothing to play for. Marshall and the Bears should think of his long-term health and put his season to an end.

51 responses to “Brandon Marshall remains hospitalized with lung injury

  1. Wow did he have a collapsed lung ? Would definitely be out for the season if that’s the case.

  2. I hope he decides to listen to his body and sit out the rest of this (lost) season so he is fit and well for the next.

  3. I wish Brandon Marshall all the best but reason dictates that his season is now over. Its going to be a long winter in the Windy City.

  4. See. No matter what they do to try and alleviate injuries, they’ll still occur. It’s a dangerous game unless you play flag, and I’m afraid that’s where its headed. I hope Marshall recovers quickly.

  5. That’s too bad, because when it happened It didn’t look that bad.
    I hope he is ok, he’s an old Dolphin and we miss him, even with all his “nonsense’.

  6. C’mon guys the Bears can still make the playoffs Bear down and even if they don’t they still have some big time play makers coming back like Conte and Shea McClellin.

  7. primenumber19 says:
    Dec 5, 2014 3:20 PM
    I think it was church who did the same thing to odell beckham. Once is an accident twice is a pattern.
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    Barry Church was the one guarding Beckham when he flopped out of bounds if that is what you are referencing.

    First, I will admit that should have been a late hit but in no way was he targeting Beckham (who I love), he could have stayed on his feet instead of diving on the ground to exagerrate the hit.

    Second, That is not how Beckham hurt his back so quit your whining. Glad to see you just learned about PFT this season since your account was created in August

  8. He was in good spirits because he realized that by the time he takes the field again, Marc Trestman won’t be his coach anymore.
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    I wish. But much more likely, even if the Bears lose out, Trestman stays on. They’ll dump Tucker, and likely promote one of his equally incompetent staffers to DC because nobody with cred will come work for Trestman. They’ll dump deCamillas. But that will be about it. Then they’ll spend the offseason churning the bottom of the roster to make it look like they’re improving the talent even though the biggest talent deficiencies are at the starting positions and there are a lot of them. And then they’ll act surprised when the Bears are just as bad next year as they have been this year.

  9. @ sehawkz4life,
    here’s a little insight for u, it was not deliberate at all if it was church would’ve just got up and walked away without even looking back. that was not the case, he motioned for help instantly. you sir make seahawks fans look bad. glad I’m not one. good day sir.

  10. Word is coming out that this will end Marshall’s season. I would expect the Bears to IR him before the weekend is out.

    For all his quirks and foibles, Brandon Marshall is the de facto emotional heart of the offense, if not the entire team. While a number of Bears players appear to have cashed out a few weeks ago already, he has kept on keeping on. But now… yikes. Without him on the field I can see this team completely going into the tank these last 3 games, and then it really will be ugly. Let’s just say I wouldn’t be starting Jay Cutler in any fantasy leagues for the rest of the season.

  11. Baby. Romo continued to play last year with a broken rib and punctured lung. Plus it came out that Romo has been playing that last two months with a broken rib.

  12. bassplucker says:
    Dec 5, 2014 4:03 PM
    He was in good spirits because he realized that by the time he takes the field again, Marc Trestman won’t be his coach anymore.
    ———————–

    I wish. But much more likely, even if the Bears lose out, Trestman stays on. They’ll dump Tucker, and likely promote one of his equally incompetent staffers to DC because nobody with cred will come work for Trestman. They’ll dump deCamillas. But that will be about it. Then they’ll spend the offseason churning the bottom of the roster to make it look like they’re improving the talent even though the biggest talent deficiencies are at the starting positions and there are a lot of them. And then they’ll act surprised when the Bears are just as bad next year as they have been this year.

    12 1
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    I like what you are saying but i cannot see any possible way Trestman coaches anywhere next year. His career in the nfl is coming to a close. Obviously Tucker and Kromer are as good as gone already. The person who really needs to go before the Bears turn things around is Emery. He has completely destroyed the Bears with all his actions since coming over. It’s been a downward spiral of epic proportions.

  13. Praying for him, wish him a full and speedy recovery. From a Cowboys fan that knows it’s just a game, life is what’s important and I hope he gets back to pre injury health soon.

  14. bassplucker says:Dec 5, 2014 4:03 PM

    He was in good spirits because he realized that by the time he takes the field again, Marc Trestman won’t be his coach anymore.
    ———————–

    I wish. But much more likely, even if the Bears lose out, Trestman stays on. They’ll dump Tucker, and likely promote one of his equally incompetent staffers to DC because nobody with cred will come work for Trestman. They’ll dump deCamillas. But that will be about it. Then they’ll spend the offseason churning the bottom of the roster to make it look like they’re improving the talent even though the biggest talent deficiencies are at the starting positions and there are a lot of them. And then they’ll act surprised when the Bears are just as bad next year as they have been this year.
    ________________________________

    You have been trashing this team and calling for someone, anyone, to lose their job since the Buffalo game. Now, with three games left in this season, you have seen fit to cast your negativity and bleak attitude on all of next season, too. Unbelievable. Please stop referring to yourself as a Bears fan.

  15. I don’t think it is the Bears DC is bad I think their players are way past their prime and this defense is just bad. Peanut Tillman is 33 and injured, Jared Allen is 32, Lance Briggs 34, Ratcliff 33, Tim Jennings 30, DJ Williams 32,. Tillman, Briggs, Jennings, Allen are major parts of the defense and are all slowing down and have seen the best years of their careers pass them by.

  16. @mogat1

    If you seriously believed Romo actually pierced his lung and kept playing, have I got a bridge to sell you. That was coming off of a string of “bad gunslinger” performances by him, and it smacked of trying to move the topic away from his bad performances.

    I have no doubt he was playing with fractured ribs then, like he is now but a pierced lung?

    Boston’s Bergeron pierced a lung in the 2013 Stanley Cup Finals and had to be taken to the hospital. And that’s a hockey player. Team captain. Playing for the Cup. They skate through what football players have to take a play off for.

    There’s no way Romo played with a pierced lung. We’ll be hearing about this 20 years from now in one of those Top 10 Football Myths listicles our implants will pull down from the internet.

  17. JaminJake says: Dec 5, 2014 5:49 PM

    YOU DO NOT RISK A PLAYER OF HIS CALIBER ON MEANINGLESS GAMES.

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    He’s a Chicago Bear. Thats an oxymoron.

  18. I used to really dislike Brandon Marshall but after hearing is “story” and see his bravery in speaking up about his condition I came to respect the guy tremendously. I sometimes think he is still immature but I definitely like his game and him as a person.

    Here’s to wishing him a speedy and full recovery.

    #tipofthehat

  19. Chargers nation wishes you a speedy recovery.

    And if the hospital gives you one of those morphine drips, press that button a few times for me!

  20. This gives new meaning to “Bear down” 😦

    Get well soon Brandon! We wanna see you when you are 100%, always fun to watch, can’t even be mad at the stuff he pulls off, just gotta shake your head and clap.

    -Viking nation.

  21. Viking fan. get well brandon, and hopefully you’ll get a coach next year with an actual pulse. never liked those coaches that looked like deer in the headlights, or never got mad at anything.

  22. Its amazing how often you see players lead with their knees into qbs and recievers.
    No one is tying to injure anyone though, honest.

  23. Good luck to this guy. Always had respect for him (on the field). All he needs is Cutler to be on of the best in the league. Could you imaging him with an elite QB? (Let’s be honest, even in his best years, Cutler has been at best, above average, and everything he had in that spot in Miami was terrible.

    I think is he wound up with an elite QB (probably not very likely at this point), he’d of been a first ballot HOF guy, and talked about in the list of all time greats not named Jerry Rice. Still had a great career, but IMO, nowhere near a HOF career. But with a guy like Brady, Brees, Manning, Rodgers heck, even Rivers, Rothlisberger, , i can only image

    Good luck to him, hope he comes back 100%

  24. “Its going to be a long winter in the Windy City.”

    Nah, the season was already over. Hopefully this helps them lose out so at least they can get a higher pick. Still have the Blackhawks.

  25. Could have sworn some other player in the league last year returned to a game and continued to play all season with a broken rib and punctured lung… Now who could that be.

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