Last week, Bears offensive tackle Gabe Carimi, the team’s first-round pick out of Wisconsin, underwent arthroscopic debridement surgery on his knee in order to aid the recovery of the dislocation he suffered in Week 2.
At the time, Chicago hoped Carimi could return this year, but that dream is now over.
The Bears announced Friday that Carimi has been placed on IR, ending his season after playing only six quarters in his rookie season.
“Given where we are at in the season and the time already missed, this is the best move for Gabe and for our team,” said general manager Jerry Angelo told the team website.
“It became tough for us to hold a roster spot given our numbers on the offensive line with Chris (Williams) going down last week. Both guys played well while on the field. They will continue to rehab and will be ready to go next season. We feel very good about their futures. We also feel good about how the line continues to progress under Mike Tice.”
Tackle Levi Horn, who has been elevated from the practice squad, will take the place of Carimi on the active roster.
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