The Chicago Bears have been seriously under-performing this season, with their stacked offense looking near unstoppable on paper.
With options of Matt Forte, Brandon Marshall, Alshon Jeffery and Martellus Bennett to choose from every series, the Bears should be doing a hell of a lot better than they are.
And now it seems things are only going to get worse with the news that star receiver Marshall could well be out for the rest of the season after being taken to hospital last night.
The Bears faced off against the Dallas Cowboys at Soldier Field and it all went very wrong for a Chicago side that hasn't had a whole lot go right for it in 2014 under head coach Marc Trestman.
And when Brandon Marshall took a knee to the back from Cowboys safety Barry Church mid way through the second quarter, you could almost hear the Bears fans sighs after witnessing a perfect way to sum up their season. A promising start crumbling right in front of their eyes.
The Bears initially said that Marshall had injured his ribs and his return was questionable, but later ruled him out for the rest of the game...as he was seen being carted off to hospital in an ambulance with electrodes strapped to his chest.
It now appears that the Bears are fearing the worst, with Marshall potentially being out for the rest of the season with a couple of fractured ribs and a potentially gruesome sounding injury to his spleen.
Marshall hasn't matched his 2013 production in a year hampered by injuries. He's played every game and accrued 58 catches, 660 yards and eight touchdowns entering Week 14, a far cry from his stellar 2014 season when he had 100 receptions, 1,295 yards and 12 scores.
Despite the reports from Rapoport, Marshall sent out a tweet in the early hours of the morning saying he was okay. Marshall's version of good might be a lot different to the Bears medical staff however.
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