Bears' Ifedi to injured reserve; LB Attaochu's season over

                                                                                                                                                                                                   
  • Bears right tackle Germain Ifedi is headed for injured reserve due to a knee injury

    Bears right tackle Germain Ifedi is headed for injured reserve due to a knee injury Associated Press

 
By Sean Hammond
shammond@shawmedia.com
Updated 10/13/2021 6:33 PM

Bears right tackle Germain Ifedi is headed for injured reserve due to a knee injury. A stint on IR requires at least a three-week absence. Bears head coach Matt Nagy said he doesn't expect Ifedi's injury to be season-ending.

Ifedi hurt his knee in Sunday's win over the Las Vegas Raiders. Backup Elijah Wilkinson filled in for Ifedi to finish the game and is expected to continue to do so.

 

Nagy also said outside linebacker Jeremiah Attaochu, who injured a pectoral muscle Sunday, is also going on injured reserve and is expected to miss the remainder of the season.

Undrafted rookie linebacker Caleb Johnson, who primarily plays on special teams, suffered a knee injury Sunday. Johnson is not going on IR, and is week-to-week.

In corresponding moves, the Bears signed running back Ryan Nall and linebacker Sam Kamara to the active roster from the practice squad. The Bears also signed three players to the practice squad: linebacker Ledarius Mack, offensive lineman Dareuan Parker and linebacker Rashad Smith.

Nagy said rookie quarterback Justin Fields, who hyperextended his knee in Sunday's game, should be fine. Fields left the game for a few plays but later returned.

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