The Chicago Bears fear running back Tarik Cohen tore the ACL in his right knee and will be lost for the season.
Coach Matt Nagy said after the 30-26 victory over the Falcons on Sunday that they are waiting for confirmation but that a tear is the initial diagnosis.
“That will be a big blow to us there with that, which is unfortunate,” Nagy said. “I’m so proud of that kid and he’s been really growing. So that part you don’t like.”
Cohen suffered the injury after calling for a fair catch on a fourth-quarter punt. Falcons running back Brian Hill fell into Cohen’s right leg, and the leg bent awkwardly. Cohen couldn’t put any weight on his leg as he left the field.
Cohen had made several big plays in the game, with two catches for 21 yards and three carries for 20 yards.
Cohen recently signed a three-year contract extension worth up to $18.25 million, which includes more than $9.5 million in guaranteed money.
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