Long was given a 6-to-8 week timetable for the foot injury he suffered last week against the Jets, so the move isn't overly surprising. The 29-year-old could theoretically be designated to return for the Week 17 game against the Vikings, but for now his season appears to be over. Bryan Witzmann is likely to take over starting duties at right guard for the Bears.
Long (foot) is expected to be out 6-to-8 weeks, Ian Rapoport of NFL Network reports.
Long suffered a foot injury in Sunday's 24-10 win over the Jets and was seen in a walking boot on Tuesday. The timetable for his return is still up in the air as he and the Bears continue to gather more, but it's clear he'll be sidelined for an extended period of time. Bryan Witzmann is expected to draw starting duties in his absence.
Long was seen with a boot on his injured right foot Tuesday, Rich Campbell of the Chicago Tribune reports.
Long originally suffered the injury in the Bears' Week 8 win against the Jets on Sunday and didn't return. Head coach Matt Nagy should provide an update on the health of Long on Wednesday, but the fact that he's in a walking boot is cause for serious concern. If Long is unable to play, Bryan Witzmann could draw the start in his absence at right guard.
Long suffered a foot injury during Chicago's 24-10 win over the Jets on Sunday.
Long was helped off the field after suffering the foot injury and was unable to put any weight on his right leg, Adam Hoge of WGN Radio 720 AM Chicagoe reports. The starting right guard should be considered questionable for Chicago's matchup against the Bills in Week 9 until further information about is injury is disclosed.
|12||11/22/18||@ DET||12:30 pm|
|13||12/2/18||@ NYG||1:00 pm|
|16||12/23/18||@ SF||4:05 pm|
|17||12/30/18||@ MIN||1:00 pm|
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