Brandon Marshall may not be heading back to the field this season.
The Bears’ receiver is currently recovering at the Northwestern Memorial Hospital after suffering an injury during Thursday night’s game against the Cowboys.
Marshall was injured when the Cowboys’ safety Barry Church kneed him during a tackle, breaking two of his ribs and injuring his lung, which is why he has remained in the hospital.
According to the team spokesperson, Marshall will not be playing in the game against the Saints on December 15, and will more than likely sit out the rest of the season.
“He was in very good spirits,” coach Marc Trestman said. “He has some healing to do, obviously. He had a smile on his face.”
This season has been continuously frustrating for Marshall. Not only is the rib and lung injury a major setback, he spent most of the season recovering from an ankle injury, which limited him to 854 yards on the season.
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Marshall’s $7.5 million base salary is guaranteed for next year, and his team just wants him to focus on getting well so he can come back better than ever.
“We’re thinking about him, sending out our prayers to him and hoping for a speedy recovery,” center Roberto Garza said. “It has been a tough year for everybody. Obviously he has been injured … and he has been battling through it week in and week out. It shows what kind of character he has.”