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Bears injuries continue to mount versus Eagles

Bears right guard Teven Jenkins
Bears right guard Teven Jenkins

A Bears roster that's already been depleted this season sustained several more injuries in Sunday's 25-20 loss to the Eagles at Soldier Field.

On the game's opening possession, right guard Teven Jenkins suffered a scary neck injury when he was hit hard in the left shoulder after pulling to the left on a running play. Jenkins had to be immobilized and removed from the field on a stretcher. As medical personnel treated him at midfield, he was surrounded by his teammates.

After the game, coach Matt Eberflus told reporters that Jenkins was still being evaluated at a nearby hospital but that "it does look encouraging."

"Everything looks positive there," Eberflus said. "He was responsive. We could see him moving his hands out there. I don't know much more than that. They just told me it's encouraging. That's all I've got from the medical staff right now."

Veteran Michael Schofield III replaced Jenkins and played the remainder of the game.

On the play before Jenkins got hurt, receiver Equanimeous St. Brown suffered a concussion that knocked him out of the game. On a 20-yard completion from Justin Fields, St. Brown appeared to hit his head on the ground when he was thrown down by Eagles cornerback James Bradberry.

The Bears were already without receivers Darnell Mooney, who is out for the season with an ankle injury; and Chase Claypool and N'Keal Harry, who were inactive Sunday with knee and back injuries, respectively.

Early in the second half, rookie middle linebacker Jack Sanborn exited with an ankle injury he sustained while tackling tight end Jack Stoll on a 6-yard reception. Sanborn had recorded 54 tackles and five tackles-for-loss in five starts since joining the No. 1 defense following the trade of Roquan Smith.

Cornerback Jaylon Johnson also left late in the game with a rib injury, but not before recording six tackles and a season-high three pass breakups.