Devin Hester Injury: Update on Bears Star's Chest Injury

Bradlee RossCorrespondent IIOctober 16, 2011

CHICAGO, IL - OCTOBER 16:  Devin Hester #23 of the Chicago Bears celebrates scoring a touchdown against the Minnesota Vikings at Soldier Field on October 16, 2011 in Chicago, Illinois.  (Photo by Jamie Squire/Getty Images)
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Chicago Bears’ wide receiver Devin Hester is out for the night after sustaining a chest injury against the Minnesota Vikings.

Hester is a big part of the Bears’ all-around game plan, and his absence will affect the Bears strategy for the game and possibly for games to come.

Fantasy Impact

The fantasy impact for this week is minimal, since Hester has already matched his season total in fantasy points in this game alone. This is by far his best game of the year, even though he left early.

Moving forward, Hester impact will hurt but not too bad. Hester does not put up big receiving numbers so fantasy owners probably won’t miss him.

Who’s the Backup?

Sam Hurd has returned some kicks for the Bears and will likely continue in Hester’s absence. Another possible backup is Kyle Adams, who has also returned one this evening.

Devastation Scale

On a scale of 1-10, the devastation caused by this injury is a 6. Hester is important to the Bears, but he does a large part of his damage in the special teams’ phase.

As a result, the Bears are unlikely to miss him as much as they would a guy who made as large of an impact on offense or defense.

Timeline for Return

At this time, there is no timeline for Hester’s return. The only information that has been given is that he will not return to Sunday night’s game.

What They’re Saying

Chicago Bears’ wide receiver Devin Hester is out for the night after sustaining a chest injury against the Minnesota Vikings.

Hester is a big part of the Bears’ all-around game plan, and his absence will affect the Bears strategy for the game and possibly for games to come.

Fantasy Impact

The fantasy impact for this week is minimal, since Hester has already matched his season total in fantasy points in this game alone. This is by far his best game of the year, even though he left early.

Moving forward, Hester impact will hurt but not too bad. Hester does not put up big receiving numbers so fantasy owners probably won’t miss him.

Who’s the Backup?

Sam Hurd has returned some kicks for the Bears and will likely continue in Hester’s absence. Another possible backup is Kyle Adams, who has also returned one this evening.

Devastation Scale

On a scale of 1-10, the devastation caused by this injury is a 6. Hester is important to the Bears, but he does a large part of his damage in the special teams’ phase.

As a result, the Bears are unlikely to miss him as much as they would a guy who made as large of an impact on offense or defense.

Timeline for Return

At this time, there is no timeline for Hester’s return. The only information that has been given is that he will not return to Sunday night’s game.

What They’re Saying


 

 

Chicago Bears’ wide receiver Devin Hester is out for the night after sustaining a chest injury against the Minnesota Vikings.

Hester is a big part of the Bears’ all-around game plan, and his absence will affect the Bears strategy for the game and possibly for games to come.

Fantasy Impact

The fantasy impact for this week is minimal, since Hester has already matched his season total in fantasy points in this game alone. This is by far his best game of the year, even though he left early.

Moving forward, Hester impact will hurt but not too bad. Hester does not put up big receiving numbers so fantasy owners probably won’t miss him.

Who’s the Backup?

Sam Hurd has returned some kicks for the Bears and will likely continue in Hester’s absence. Another possible backup is Kyle Adams, who has also returned one this evening.

Devastation Scale

On a scale of 1-10, the devastation caused by this injury is a 6. Hester is important to the Bears, but he does a large part of his damage in the special teams’ phase.

As a result, the Bears are unlikely to miss him as much as they would a guy who made as large of an impact on offense or defense.

Timeline for Return

At this time, there is no timeline for Hester’s return. The only information that has been given is that he will not return to Sunday night’s game.

What They’re Saying