Bears Get Bad News With Tarik Cohen Injury Update

Larry Rupp
The Chicago Bears got bad news regarding Tarik Cohen's latest injury update.
The Chicago Bears got bad news regarding Tarik Cohen's latest injury update. / Rey Del Rio/Getty Images

The Chicago Bears suffered a big blow to the offense last season when dual-threat running back Tarik Cohen tore his ACL in Week 3.

The Chicago Bears got bad news in Week 3 last year when dual-threat RB Tarik Cohen suffered a torn ACL.

He has been out ever since, and his latest injury update didn't bring positive news during Bears training camp.

Cohen seems to still be weeks away from re-joining his teammates on the field.

Tarik Cohen Injury Update

There is no set timetable Cohen's return to the field. While the expected 9 month recovery period has passed, it looks like the four-year pro is still dealing with some discomfort & pain. In fact, the Bears placed him on the Physically Unable to Perform (PUP) list prior to the start of training camp.

Chicago has benefited from having Cohen on the roster simply due to his versatility. The 26-year-old has racked up 1,101 rushing yards and 1,575 receiving yards over his first four NFL seasons (51 games played). Plus, he has served as the team's primary punt returner and scored 14 total touchdowns.

Cohen has plenty of time to get back to being 100% healthy as kickoff for Week 1 is over a month away. As expected, David Montgomery continues to take the majority of the first team reps at running back. Free agent signing Damien Williams has filled in as the No. 2 option in the backfield so far.

The Bears will look to bounce back this fall after barely making the playoffs last season with an 8-8 record. Chicago currently has odds set at +500 to win the NFC North division and odds set at +200 to make the postseason, according to FanDuel Sportsbook.

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