Bears HC Matt Nagy confirmed on Monday that RB Tarik Cohen did, in fact, suffer a torn ACL during Sunday’s game and will be placed on injured reserve in the coming days.
“Obviously a tough loss. … You love the kid. He’s worked hard to get to this point,” Cohen said, per Kevin Fishbain.
Cohen is scheduled to undergo further testing, but teams generally have a good idea of the severity of this kind of injury.
Cohen, 25, is a former fourth-round pick of the Bears out of North Carolina A&T back in 2017. He was in the final year of his four-year, $3.03 million contract when he agreed to a three-year deal with a maximum value of $18.25 million last week.
Cohen’s new contract with the Bears has a base value of the deal is $17.25 million and includes $9.533 million fully guaranteed.
Entering today’s game, Cohen had appeared in two games and rushed for 53 yards on 12 carries (4.4 YPC) to go along with three receptions for 21 yards receiving and no touchdowns.