According to a source with the Bears, offensive tackle Gabe Carimi suffered a dislocated knee late in the second quarter of the 30-13 loss to the Saints.
Carimi was replaced by veteran Frank Omiyale, who didn’t do a very good job alongside an offensive line that gave up five sacks in the second half.
It’s been called a partial separation, so Carimi likely won’t need surgery, but he probably won’t be able to play for the next two weeks against Green Bay and Carolina.
Gabe Carimi needs to heal up fast because he was starting to turn into one of the more steady lineman on the offense for the Bears.
“It (happened) during two-minute (offense) pass (protection),” Carimi said after the game. “It just got rolled up on. They haven’t said anything yet (in terms of severity of the injury); haven’t given me anything yet.”
Without Carimi and maybe Lance Louis for Sunday’s game against the Packers, Chris Spencer and Frank Omiyale will be their replacements. They aren’t solely to blame on the bad play against the Saints, but they didn’t help out when needed.
A loud noisy stadium could have been the key reason for the Bears offensive line woes, but if not Sunday could be a long day for Jay Cutler and the Bears.
All quotes from ESPNChicago.com.
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