According to general manager Ryan Pace, Trevathan (knee) may start next season on the physically unable to perform list, Larry Mayer of the team's official site reports. Trevathan ruptured the patellar tendon in his right knee during Week 12's loss to the Titans, ending his first season with the Bears in a disappointing fashion. The injury is very severe, but as Pace noted, "it's an injury he can fully recover from." Look for more updates to come throughout the offseason as the linebacker continues his rehabilitation in the hopes of suiting up during the 2017 season.
Trevathan suffered a ruptured patellar tendon in his right knee during Sunday's loss to the Titans and will miss the rest of this season on injured reserve. Trevathan currently ranks second on the Bears with 66 tackles (49 solo) and also posted a sack prior to going down Sunday. His injury is a tough blow after signing a lucrative four-year contract back in March, as he'll now become the latest Chicago player with a season-ending ailment to nurse going into the offseason. With him out, Christian Jones figures to see more action at inside linebacker.
Trevathan suffered a potentially serious right knee injury during Sunday's loss to the Titans. Bears coach John Fox said after the game Sunday that Trevathan's knee injury appears to be serious, and will require further testing in the coming days to determine the severity. A long-term absence for Trevathan would be tough for the already-struggling Bears, who have fallen to 2-9 on the season. Christian Jones would potentially start at inside linebacker with Trevathan sidelined.
Trevathan posted 11 tackles Sunday against the Giants. With the Giants piling up 29 rushing attempts in a game they led for the majority of the second half, Trevathan was extremely busy as he led the Bears in tackles. After failing to exceed six tackles in five straight games, he's now compiled 24 of them over the last two weeks, and he's back on the map as a solid IDP option.
Trevathan recorded 13 tackles Sunday against the Buccaneers. Trevathan was able to pile up the tackles in a game the Buccaneers ran the ball 31 times in a blowout victory. This was the first time since Week 1 that he notched more than six tackles in a game, and although he has double-digit upside for tackles in any given week, he's not a reliable option in IDP leagues.