American Football - Bears receiver Marshall in hospital with lung injury

CHICAGO, IL - DECEMBER 4: Brandon Marshall #15 of the Chicago Bears catches a pass in front of Sterling Moore #26 of the Dallas Cowboys during the first quarter of a game at Soldier Field on December 4, 2014 in Chicago, Illinois. Joe Robbins/Getty Images/AFP (AFP Photo/Joe Robbins)

- Chicago Bears wide receiver Brandon Marshall remained in hospital on Friday, a day after breaking two ribs and injuring a lung in a loss to Dallas.

US media reported that Marshall had a collapsed lung and would miss the rest of the season, a scenario all the more likely as Chicago were eliminated from play-off contention with the 41-28 defeat.

Marshall exited the contest after he took a knee to the back from safety Barry Church while making a 15-yard reception in the second quarter.

"It’s scary any time a guy goes down and is laying on the ground," Chicago coach Marc Trestman said after the game.


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