The Chicago Bears were able to get through Thursday’s loss to the Denver Broncos relatively unscathed on the injury front, but a few reserve players did end up getting banged up in the course of the 22-0 defeat at Soldier Field.
Third-year running back Ka’Deem Carey was one of those Bears, as he was forced from the contest with concussion symptoms. The injury occurred on a play during the third quarter of the game while Carey was on special teams. As he went in for the tackle on Broncos returner Bralon Addison, he took a low angle and ended up taking a knee to the side of the head that sent him to the sideline.
Two other Bears reserve players suffered injuries in the game as well. Rookie safety DeAndre Houston-Carson came out of the game in the fourth quarter after suffering a neck injury, Bears head coach John Fox told the media after the contest. Houston-Carson did not return to the game after the injury, which occurred in a pile-up on a defensive down late in the game.
Defensive lineman Cornelius Washington also suffered an injury to his left leg, according to Fox. Washington had an excellent game for the Bears Thursday night, registering three tackles and a sack, but he had to leave the game after going down in the fourth quarter. Washington had also gone down with an injury in the second quarter, but had stayed in the contest after that hit.
The three players will be evaluated as the week goes on, with the Bears set to make the trip out to Foxboro on Sunday as they prepare for two practices with the New England Patriots on Monday and Tuesday.