LAKE FOREST, Ill. (670 The Score) – Bears left tackle Braxton Jones will be placed on injured reserve with a neck injury, meaning he’ll miss a minimum of four games.
Bears coach Matt Eberflus on Wednesday didn’t share specifics on Jones’ health outlook, but the hope is he won’t be sidelined for more than a month, a source said. Jones' injury wasn’t apparent during the team’s first two games of the season.
A fifth-round pick of the Bears in the 2022 NFL Draft, Jones has started all 19 possible games in his young career. He has never missed a snap on offense in his Chicago tenure.
The Bears could turn to Larry Borom or Ja'Tyre Carter at left tackle, Eberflus said. The team anticipates keeping rookie right tackle Darnell Wright at his current position.
The No. 10 overall pick in the NFL Draft in April, Wright has served as the starting right tackle since rookie minicamp in early May.
The Bears (0-2) visit the defending Super Bowl champion Chiefs (1-1) on Sunday at Arrowhead Stadium.
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