The Chicago Bears have gone through a lot on the injury front on Tuesday, and things just got even worse as linebacker Lamarr Houston is reportedly done for the season.
Houston, who was injured in Monday night’s loss to the Philadelphia Eagles, suffered a torn ACL in his knee, according to NFL Network’s Mike Garafolo.
The injury is the second torn ligament that Houston has suffered while he’s been with the Bears. He tore his ACL celebrating a sack during a game against the New England Patriots during the 2014 season, ending his campaign.
The news is a devastating blow to a Bears defense that is already dealing with a slew of injury concerns. Linebacker Danny Trevathan suffered a thumb injury during Monday’s game, and on Tuesday head coach John Fox confirmed that he will need surgery to repair it. The injury is not believed to be season-ending, but he will be out for the foreseeable future.
Defensive tackle Eddie Goldman will also be out for a chunk of time, as he reportedly suffered a high ankle sprain. The injury will reportedly keep him out for four weeks, with a targeted return date against the Green Bay Packers in mid-October.