Long (ankle) is scheduled for ankle surgery next Monday, Rich Campbell of the Chicago Tribune reports.
Long was placed on IR last week and will miss the remainder of the season. However, he's also nursing a shoulder issue that will also require surgery at a later point in time. Neither procedures should impact his availability for training camp, though.
Long will be out for the year, so his move to the injured reserve list comes as no surprise. Eric Kush will likely take over at guard in Long's place.
Long was carted off the field during Sunday's loss to the Buccaneers. His absence will be a significant loss for the Bears. Eric Kush figures to be in line to fill in for the three-time Pro Bowler.
Long has an Achilles injury and is likely done for the season, Ben Goessling of ESPN reports.
Long left the field on a cart during Sunday's game and was unable to put any weight on his left foot. Losing him will be a significant loss for the Bears' offensive line, as the three-time Pro Bowler is one of the more talented guards in the league. Look for Eric Kush to see an increased role along the offensive line with Long out.
Long's injury may be serious as he left the game on a cart, and he won't be able to return to the contest.
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