Chicago's Garrett Wolfe To the Hospital, Bear RBs Becoming Endangered

Max KienzlerAnalyst INovember 9, 2009

ATLANTA - OCTOBER 18:  Garrett Wolfe #25 of the Chicago Bears against the Atlanta Falcons at Georgia Dome on October 18, 2009 in Atlanta, Georgia.  (Photo by Kevin C. Cox/Getty Images)
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The Chicago Bears backup running back Garrett Wolfe suffered a kidney injury this past weekend in their game against the Arizona Cardinals. The significance of the injury was realized later after Wolfe was admitted to Northwestern Memorial Hospital, according to Chicago Tribune writer Vaughn McClure.

Wolfe has been the primary backup for starter Matt Forte after the original backup, Adrian Peterson, suffered a knee injury in October.

Thankfully, A.P. returned this past week just in time as Wolfe was hurt on the opening kickoff. Peterson originally took over the back up role when Kevin Jones suffered a season ending injury during the final preseason game.

Wolfe is still hospitalized, and while no one is sure how long he could be out, the Tribune reported that he should miss only two-four weeks.

Although, to be fair, it shouldn't make to much difference who is at the backup role since the Bears look to fall behind in the first quarter and then have to rely on the arm of Jay Cutler more than the legs of Matt Forte.

Maybe this new style of offense is the new way the Bears are trying to keep Forte fresh?

Regardless, it has been a difficult year for ALL Bear running backs. Both physically and statistically. And judging from the remaining schedule and the lack defense... having two running back might still be one more than is really needed.

Bear Down.