Bad news out of Halas Hall this afternoon: 

It's brutal news for Long, who was playing well after missing much of the last two years with various other injuries. Long (and Charles Leno Jr) have been anchoring a much-improved Bears O-line that Pro Football Focus ranked as the 11th best in football. 

It became evident that Long would miss an extended period of time when reports about the Bears working out lineman surfaced this morning: