Mitch Trubisky looked good, Mike Glennon looked better, and the Bears’ defense played their best game of the preseason, but injuries were unfortunately a major part of Sunday’s win against the Titans.
Five Bears left the game early due to various injuries, with Cam Meredith’s knee injury possibly being the most significant.
- In his postgame meeting with the media, Bears head coach John Fox confirmed the team’s fears of an ACL injury. Meredith will receive an MRI, but it seems the Bears are already prepared for the worst-case scenario regarding last year’s leading receiver.
- Long snapper Patrick Scales also left because of a knee injury, which the Bears also believe is serious. Kevin Fishbain tweets Fox believes Scales suffered a serious knee injury, too. Scales’ injury pressed reserve tackle Bobby Sowell into action as the emergency long snapper, but at least the Bears had no miscues in that area. Adam Hoge tweets Sowell believes the Bears will bring someone in to compete for that particular role.
- As for Scales, Brad Biggs of the Chicago Tribune tweeted a photo of the injured long snapper walking out on crutches:
— Brad Biggs (@BradBiggs) August 27, 2017
- Outside linebacker Leonard Floyd was also injured on Sunday, leaving the game with a foot injury. The Bears listed him as questionable to return, but there was no point in him re-entering a preseason game. Floyd did not return.
- Adam Jahns of the Chicago Sun-Times reports cornerback Prince Amukamara has an injured ankle. Amukamara left on crutches and wearing a walking boot on his right foot. Amukamara reportedly injured his ankle on the first play of the team’s first defensive series.
- Backup outside linebacker Dan Skuta also left early to enter concussion protocol. His concussion was later confirmed, and he did not return to the game.