Posted by Josh Katzowitz
One reason the Bears offensive line had such a tough time protecting quarterback Jay Cutler – until the past couple weeks, that is, including Monday’s game when it didn’t allow a sack – was that Chicago was missing one of its top talents, rookie Gabe Carimi.
Carimi, the right tackle, had partially dislocated his kneecap in Week 2, and as a result, he’s been out of action the past six weeks. And he’s not coming back anytime soon.
As the Chicago Sun Times reported, Carimi recently suffered a minor setback, and the Bears then announced that he would go undergo an arthroscopic debridement procedure on his knee on Friday.
For now, there doesn’t seem to be any plans to place Carimi -- who practiced only once since his injury -- on the IR list, but the Bears also haven’t given a timetable for his possible return.
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