The Bears' offensive line woes continue to get worse, as a new report suggests that starting right tackle Bobby Massie will miss at least a month with a knee injury.
The report comes from the Chicago Tribune's Brad Biggs, who writes that the Bears are "bracing to be without right tackle Bobby Massie for a significant period of time." The injury's not expected to end Massie's season, but Biggs reports that the team is expecting him to be sidelined for at least a month.
Massie left last Sunday's game after hurting his knee on a David Montgomery run in the first quarter. He becomes the third starting offensive lineman to miss time with an injury this season – starting left guard James Daniels suffered a season-ending pec injury in the win over Tampa Bay, and center Cody Whitehair missed last week's game vs. New Orleans with a calf injury. Jason Spriggs (and Rashaad Coward for one play) filled in for Massie, and figures to do so going forward unless GM Ryan Pace makes a move before Tuesday afternoon's trade deadline.
In better news, Biggs' report goes on to mention that the team remains optimistic that Whitehair "won't be out too long."