The Chicago Bears are down to just three healthy wide receivers after Earl Bennett left Sunday's game against the Seahawks with a concussion.
Chicago Bears wide receiver Earl Bennett left Sunday's game against the Seattle Seahawks after suffering a concussion, the team announced. The fourth-year pro stayed in the locker room following halftime once evaluation from trainers revealed the injury.
It's not entirely clear when Bennett's head injury occurred, but it's bad enough that the team has officially labeled it a concussion. For a wide receiver corps that's already suffering, Bennett's injury comes at a rough time for Chicago.
With Devin Hester and Alshon Jeffery inactive, the Bears entered Sunday's game against Seattle with just four active wide receivers. Bennett's injury only compounds the issue, leaving Chicago with just three wideouts going forward -- Brandon Marshall, Eric Weems and Dane Sanzenbacher.
Though the Bears appear to nearing another score, Bennett has Chicago's only touchdown so far, a 12-yard touchdown catch from quarterback Jay Cutler. Bennett was thrown into the air on that play, but got up quickly afterwards to celebrate the score with his teammates.