Down Bear: Special Teams Ace Sherrick McManis OUT With Hamstring Injury

One of the Chicago Bears’ most important special teams contributors will miss the remainder of the team’s game against the Baltimore Ravens:

McManis left the game in the first quarter with a hamstring injury, walking off very slowly after a punt. He was carted to the locker room for further examination and his return was originally listed as doubtful by the Bears. But after returning from the locker room, McManis was ruled out when he emerged wearing street clothes.

No one on the Bears’ current roster played more total snaps or a higher percentage of snaps while on special teams than McManis, who entered Week 6 having played 116 snaps – or 89.9 percent of the team’s special teams plays.

It’s a bad break for the Bears’ best and most experienced special teams player. Replacing him against a Ravens squad that owns a pretty good special teams unit of their own might be more difficult than expected.

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Luis C. Medina, who you can find on Twitter at lcm1986, has been covering the Chicago Bears at Bleacher Nation since 2017. Since then, he has written about 3 head coaches, 5 play-callers, and 11 starting quarterbacks. Previously, Luis wrote about the Cubs and MLB at BN (2015-16) and worked in the Chicago Tribune sports department (2011-16). He also co-hosted a Cubs postgame show, Outside the Ivy, in 2019.

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