by Matt Snyder
I guess you can say Dusty Dvoracek was incredibly healthy this season, as long as you take the rest of his career into account. He missed his entire rookie year, and then proceeded to tear his ACL in the first game last year. At least this year he got 11 games in before the season-ender. Yeah, I said it's over. I'm speculating, but usually coaches aren't this up front about potential injury issues:
''It was a serious injury,'' coach Lovie Smith said. ''It isn't looking good.'' This time the malady is in the big man's arm.
The blow is a potentially devastating one to the Bears. They likely can't lose a game the rest of the way in order to make the playoffs, and Dvoracek is one of the primary reasons the Bears run defense has been stout this year as opposed to the sieve they ran out last year. He's a strong run-stuffer. Hopefully Marcus Harrison and Anthony Adams can fill his shoes.
It's sad that Dvoracek keeps having this sort of bad fortune.
Really, I'm just shocked Mike Brown has made it this far. His season-ending injury is likely on deck.
Update: Yep, out for the season. The injury, in case it matters, is ruptured biceps. Ouch. Dusty really gets his money's worth when it comes to injuries.
Deja Vu, Again: Dusty Dvoracek Likely Out For the Season a Third Straight Year originally appeared on NFL FanHouse on Mon, 01 Dec 2008 16:56:00 EST . Please see our terms for use of feeds.