Oof: Bobby Massie's Knee Injury Reportedly Could Keep Him Out For a Month

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Oof: Bobby Massie’s Knee Injury Reportedly Could Keep Him Out For a Month

Chicago Bears

An already battered Bears offensive line – that truly cannot afford another significant injury – is dealing with … another injury as the team enters Week 9.

Brad Biggs of the Chicago Tribune reports Bobby Massie’s left knee injury could keep him out for a month:

Massie, Chicago’s starting right tackle, suffered the injury early in the first quarter of the team’s Week 8 loss to the Saints. He was originally listed as questionable to return, but never stepped back onto the field. And now, it looks like he won’t be back for a while.

How the Bears replace Massie in the lineup is unclear at this time. Swing tackle Jason Spriggs filled in when Massie went down with the in-game injury. But Spriggs briefly left the game due to an injury of his own, which shifted Rashaad Coward from left guard to right tackle. That move pushed Alex Bars into the left guard spot vacated by Coward. Spriggs missed just one play, but for a moment, it was as if the line was playing the worst game of musical chairs imaginable. And while he is the most logical candidate, he isn’t the only possible fit. But we’ll get to those later today.

In the meantime, I suppose Massie could land on injured reserve. By sliding Massie on IR, the Bears could clear a roster spot to bring in some much needed depth at the position. And because players who serve IR stints can be back after three weeks, Massie’s placement on the list wouldn’t have to be a season-ender. So stay tuned.



Author: Luis Medina

Luis Medina is a Writer at Bleacher Nation, and you can find him on Twitter at@lcm1986.