Posted November 26, 2012 on AP on Fox
The Chicago Bears will be without starting right guard Lance Louis for the rest of the season because of a left knee injury. And for that, they are not happy with Minnesota's Jared Allen. The Bears placed Louis on injured reserve Monday, a day after he was hurt in a win over Minnesota. That happened on a hit by Allen that clearly didn't sit well with Chicago coach Lovie Smith. While the team declined comment on the extent of the injury, a person familiar with the situation said Louis had a tear in his ACL, confirming reports by several outlets. The person spoke on the condition of anonymity because of the confidential nature of the situation. ''Yes. I did,'' Smith said when asked if he thought the hit was unnecessary. ''Jared Allen plays the game a certain way, a good player in our league. I think there are some plays when you look at them again, you say, `Hey, we could have done without that.' I think our game could do without that play. '...
THE BACKYARD
BEST OF MAXIM
RELATED ARTICLES

Bears Injury Report: Lance Louis Placed on IR

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...

Vikings DE Jared Allen destroys Bears G Lance Louis (GIF)

These are the types of hits that the NFL is trying to get removed from the game.  Louis had no idea that Allen was there and Allen launched himself at Louis, trying to blow him up.  Leaving his feet for this block is not only unnecessary but extremely dirty.  Had Allen not left his feet, I would be okay with this hit, but the fact that he targets Louis’ head is a huge problem...

Lance Louis done for the season

The Chicago Bears have placed offensive lineman Lance Louis on injured reserve with a knee injury suffered yesterday against the Minnesota Vikings.

Reports: Vikings' Allen fined $21,000 for hit

Minnesota Vikings defensive end Jared Allen was fined $21,000 by the NFL for his hit on Chicago Bears guard Lance Louis, multiple media outlets reported Wednesday. As a result of Allen's blindside hit on Sunday, Louis tore his anterior-cruciate ligament and was placed on injured reserve Monday. The hit occurred after Vikings cornerback Antoine Winfield intercepted a pass...

Devin Hester, Matt Forte, Lance Louis All Hurt As Injuries Fill Chicago Blowout Against Minnesota

CHICAGO — Bears receiver and return specialist Devin Hester left Sunday’s game against the Minnesota Vikings with a concussion. The injury occurred early in the game, although it was not clear exactly when. The Bears announced he would miss the remainder of the game with about five minutes left in the half. Eric Weems replaced Hester at receiver and on returns. Bears running...

Bears sign veteran Gurode to boost offensive line

The Chicago Bears have signed former Pro Bowl offensive lineman Andre Gurode, hoping to boost a short-handed unit. The Bears announced the signing Tuesday, a day after right guard Lance Louis was placed on injured reserve. Louis suffered a torn anterior cruciate ligament in his left knee in Sunday's win over Minnesota on a blindside hit by the Vikings' Jared Allen and will...

Notebook: Allen’s ‘blitzkrieg’ happens again

The Vikings had breakdowns in several statistical categories, living up to Jared Allen’s assessment of how games in Chicago usually go for the Vikings. Plus, receivers dropped numerous passes with Jerome Simpson leading the way, and the playoffs are still very much a possibility after Sunday afternoon’s results.

Bears hope Gurode can help O-line

The Chicago Bears have signed former Pro Bowl offensive lineman Andre Gurode, hoping to boost a short-handed unit. The Bears announced the signing Tuesday, a day after right guard Lance Louis was placed on injured reserve. Louis suffered a torn anterior cruciate ligament in his left knee in Sunday's win over Minnesota on a blindside hit by the Vikings' Jared Allen and will...

Vikings Allen fined 21,000 for rough block

EDEN PRAIRIE, Minn. Jared Allen said he didn't mean any harm when he blocked Chicago Bears guard Lance Louis and knocked him out of the game last Sunday, but the league took issue with the hit anyway, fining the Minnesota Vikings defensive end 21,000. A league source confirmed Allen was fined for the block, which occurred early in the third quarter of Minnesota's 28-10 loss...

Key matchup: DEs vs. weak tackles

The Vikings will have to take advantage of the weak offensive tackles trotted out by the Bears. The sacks surrendered by each of the tackles and the replacement moves on the offensive line tell the story, putting Jared Allen and Brian Robison in the spotlight for big games.
NFL News
Delivered to your inbox
You'll also receive Yardbarker's daily Top 10, featuring the best sports stories from around the web. Customize your newsletter to get articles on your favorite sports and teams. And the best part? It's free!

Today's Best Stuff
For Bloggers

Join the Yardbarker Network for more promotion, traffic, and money.

Company Info
Help
What is Yardbarker?

Yardbarker is the largest network of sports blogs and pro athlete blogs on the web. This site is the hub of the Yardbarker Network, where our editors and algorithms curate the best sports content from our network and beyond.