Wednesday, November 28, 2012

Charles Tillman Has Chipped Bone In Foot

This past Sunday's game was a tough injury day for the Chicago Bears, who lost wide receiver/kick returner Devin Hester (concussion), guards Lance Louis (knee sprain) and Chris Spencer (knee sprain), and running back Matt Forte (ankle) to injuries. Among the casualties was Charles Tillman, who has a chipped bone in his right foot.
Vikings tight end Rhett Ellison stepped on Tillman's foot during a third-and-short play in the second quarter. Tillman exited the game, received medical attention, re-entered, and left again. Tillman attempted to re-enter several times as he waited anxiously on the sidelines. If the score had been closer (the Bears won the game 28-10) Tillman probably would have returned. He was seen leaving Soldier Field with a walking boot on his right foot.
When asked what the medical staff said about his injury, Tillman replied "Nothing." If Tillman has a chipped bone in his foot, he is going to need to be careful- a relatively small problem like this can turn into something much larger, especially if he aggravates it by spending too much time on his foot.
The injury isn't severe, says Bears expert Brad Biggs, who talked with The Mully and Hanley Show. "When Tillman left the game and was going toward the locker room, and he saw the assembled media, he started to pretend to be limping. He's walking just fine and then he starts dragging his leg to put on some kind of show. You would hope that he's not going to be too bad as well," said Biggs.
Tillman hasn't missed a game since 2009, when he was on the injured reserve with a bruised lung and fractured ribs. The veteran cornerback transformed himself this season into a potential defensive player of the year candidate after forcing four fumbles against the Tennessee Titans on November 4th. Tillman recovered an Adrian Peterson fumble during Sunday's win and played 18 snaps on defense, had two tackles and a pass defense.
If Tillman is unable to play during this Sunday's game against the Seattle Seahawks, Kelvin Hayden would take his place at cornerback.

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