While the Chicago Bears placed offensive lineman Lance Louis
on injured reserve after he sustained a significant knee injury during their
victory over the Minnesota Vikings Sunday, the team announced that the injury
to fellow offensive lineman Chris Spencer isn’t believed to be serious, reports
Vaughn McClure of the Chicago Tribune.
MRI revealed some torn cartilage in OG Chris Spencer's left knee, but it's not believed to be serious, according to a league source.
— vaughn mcclure (@vxmcclure23) November 26, 2012
Louis was injured while being blocked by Vikings defensive
lineman Jared Allen during an interception return Sunday. Allen’s hit was
characterized by Mike Pereria, the former vice president of officiating, as “an
illegal blindside block.” Bears coach Lovie Smith wasn’t happy about the hit.
Chicago’s offensive line is already considered one of the
more questionable units in the league, so they received a bit of good news when
it was determined that Spencer’s injury wasn’t viewed as serious. While an MRI
did reveal some torn cartilage in the offensive lineman’s knee, it doesn’t
sound like it will sideline him for a significant stretch.
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