Ian Rapoport of NFL Media reports that an MRI on Bears G Kyle Long’s ankle confirmed that he’ll miss the remainder of the 2016 season.
The Bears will likely place him on injured reserve in the coming days and add someone to their roster.
Bears G Kyle Long was carted off to the locker room after he had an air cast applied to his injured ankle. Long was, unfortunately, rolled up on from behind.
Based on the video, David Chao says that the concern for Long is a high-ankle sprain with a possible fibula fracture. If this ends up being the case for Long, it would require surgery and obviously end his 2016 season.
Long has been battling through injuries all season, so this is clearly disappointing news for him.
Long, 27, was entering the third year of a four-year, $8,300,952 contract when the Bears signed him to a four-year extension worth $40 million with another $30 million guaranteed back in September.
In 2016, Long appeared in seven games for the Bears and is rated by Pro Football Focus as the No. 21 guard out of 81 qualifying players.
We’ll have more regarding Long’s injury as the news is available.