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Injuries Pile Up for Bears

October 09, 2002|Associated Press

LAKE FOREST, Ill. — The Chicago Bears, already struck by injuries to key players, have two more--left guard Rex Tucker is out for the season because of a broken leg and receiver David Terrell has a broken right foot that might require surgery.

Terrell, the Bears' top draft pick in 2001, hurt his foot late in the fourth quarter of Chicago's 34-21 loss to the Green Bay Packers on Monday night.

He had a stress fracture in the same foot his last season at Michigan, but never sat out a game or a practice.

Coach Dick Jauron isn't ruling out surgery.

"We don't know what will happen there right now," Jauron said Tuesday. "Our trainer and the doctors have to talk about that some more to see what needs to be done and what that will mean to us and to David this year."

Terrell has only nine catches this season, but three were for touchdowns.

Tucker dislocated his left ankle and broke a bone in his leg in the third quarter Monday night.

He had surgery Tuesday morning.

Tucker, starting linebacker Warrick Holdman and backup defensive back Bobby Gray are out for the year, and defensive tackle Ted Washington probably will sit out the rest of the regular season because of a ruptured ligament in his left foot and a broken bone in his left ankle.

End Phillip Daniels and cornerback R.W. McQuarters were in the starting lineup Monday night for the first time since the season opener. And end Bryan Robinson is still recovering after breaking his wrists in the off-season.

The Bears, who have lost three in a row after starting 2-0, were among the healthiest teams in the league last season. Only one defensive starter sat out a game.

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