Vaughn McClure of the Chicago Tribune reports that Bears DE Julius Peppers suffered a sprained MCL during Monday Nights loss to the Detroit Lions. Despite the injury, Peppers has yet to be ruled out for Week 6.
“The severity of Peppers’ MCL sprain is unclear but not believed to be serious,” McClure writes.
Peppers actually wound up missing the final two games of the 2007 season with a similar injury so he could be out anywhere from 1-3 weeks depending.
The Chicago Bears were unable to get any amount of a pass rush against Detroit and not having Peppers certainly isn’t going to help them change that. We’ll have more updates throughout the week as the details become available.