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Lamarr Houston Injury: Updates on Bears Star's Knee and Return

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Matt FitzgeraldCorrespondent IIIOctober 26, 2014

Updates from Monday, Nov. 3

The Chicago Bears updated Lamarr Houston's status following his knee injury:

 

 

Updates from Monday, Oct. 27

Ian Rapoport of NFL.com reported the diagnosis on Lamarr Houston's knee injury:

Bears general manager Phil Emery spoke about Houston's recovery time, via Rich Campbell of the Chicago Tribune:

Kevin Fishbain of ChicagoFootball.com also shared comments from Emery on Houston:

'Obviously Lamarr had built up some frustration from not having a sack yet. We were very pleased with his play against the run and he led our team in hits on the quarterback, but he hadn’t had a sack,' Emery said. 'Obviously that’s a big stat in the NFL. It’s awfully big for a free agent coming in. He got his first sack, he let out all of his frustrations and ultimately paid a price for it.

'We’re disappointed for him and in him. He knows he made an error. He’s come into all of our offices and apologized for his error but ultimately the team paid a price and at the end of the day Lamarr paid a bigger price; he lost the season.'

 

Original Text

Chicago Bears defensive end Lamarr Houston suffered a leg injury while celebrating a sack during the team's Week 8 51-23 loss to the New England Patriots.

NFL.com captured the unfortunate sequence:

Brad Biggs of the Chicago Tribune weighed in:

The Chicago Tribune's Dan Wiederer added more details:

Following the game, Houston spoke about his injury, via Adam Jahns of the Chicago Sun-Times:

However, Mike Garafolo of Fox Sports reported that the team is fearing the worst:

The Bears defense couldn't stop the mighty Patriots passing attack led by legendary quarterback Tom Brady on Sunday. Brady threw for 354 yards and five touchdowns in the Pats' 51-23 victory.

Losing Houston for a prolonged period of time would only worsen Chicago's defensive outlook for the remainder of the season.

For now, the Bears and their fans will hold their breath as the await the results of Houston's MRI.

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