Bears Linebacker Jerrell Freeman Tears Muscle – Still Plays Like A Bada$$
Chicago’s tackling machine Jerrell Freeman revealed on Instagram that he tore a pectoral muscle the very first snap of the game in last week’s loss to the Atlanta Falcons.
Not only did Freeman continue to play the entire game, he led the Bears with 10 tackles.
A big THANK YOU for all the love and well wishes from my loved ones, friends, and fans from everywhere. Though i didn’t know tearing my pec the first play of the game or getting a concussion was part of it haha I do know that God always has a plan! He’s brought me a mighty long way! #trustandbelieve
But, that’s not all. The 31-year-old also suffered a concussion during the game.
The NFL employs ATC Spotters as they’re called, to monitor players they believe may have suffered a concussion. If an ATC Spotter believes a player suffered a concussion, they relay that information to an on-field referee, and that player is removed from the game.
Apparently, Freeman’s concussion was not noticed.
Estimated recovery time for the torn pectoral muscle is 4 months. So, it looks like his season is over (Unless every other NFC North franchise dissolves mid-season, giving the Mike Glennon-led Bears a playoff spot by default).
Freeman signed a three-year, $12 million deal with the Bears prior to the 2016 season. Unfortunately for him, his contract does not include any guaranteed money for 2018. So, his days in Chicago may be over.