Acho (pectoral) was placed on injured reserve Monday, Brad Biggs of the Chicago Tribune reports.
Acho is set to miss the remainder of the season after tearing a pectoral muscle in Week 4. The veteran will finish the 2018 campaign with one tackle to his name, and he'll now look forward to returning to Chicago in 2019 for the second season of the two-year deal he agreed to this past spring.
Acho (pectoral) will miss the rest of the 2018 season, Patrick Finley of the Chicago Sun-Times reports.
Acho sustained the injury Sunday against the Buccaneers. He is on the first year of a two-year deal with the Bears and will look to return healthy for the 2019 season. Acho is a key special teams asset -- having played 36 snaps on kick coverage this season -- so the team will need to find someone to fill that role in his absence.
Acho exited Sunday's game against the Buccaneers with a pec injury and will not return, Kevin Fishbain of The Athletic reports.
Expect an update on the rotational linebacker's health after the conclusion of the Week 4 tilt. As long as Acho remains sidelined, Aaron Lynch will serve as the primary backup to Khalil Mack.
Acho saw the most defensive snaps of his three years in Chicago during the 2017 campaign (640) and his output for the club -- 45 tackles (29 solo) and three sacks -- resulted in the Bears rewarding him with a shiny new two-year contract. He should assume his role as the team's starting right outside linebacker again in 2018, but sports little upside as an IDP option.
Acho registered 45 tackles to go with three sacks and a forced fumble in 16 games to conclude his seventh NFL campaign.
Acho's three sacks were the most he's had in a season since his first two years in the league, when he was with the Cardinals in 2011 and 2012. He'll be headed for unrestricted free agency, but after averaging fewer than three tackles in each of his seven seasons, he'll be a low-upside IDP, regardless of destination.
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