Bears fear Henry Melton has torn ACL


The Chicago Bears are 3-0 but an injury to defensive tackle Henry Melton has the team concerned. Sources told the Chicago Tribune that the Bears are worried that the near-300 pound Melton has a torn ACL. — Of course anyone watching the game likely had the same thought when the fifth year player went to the ground.

Melton was injured in the fourth quarter of Sunday nights game against Pittsburgh. He was taken off the field on a cart and is expected to undergo an MRI on Monday.

Regardless of the results of the MRI the Bears are expected to comb the free agent pool for options.

Linebacker Lance Briggs expressed concern for the loss of Melton.

“You can’t replace a Henry Melton. He is an elite D-lineman. He will be missed. The next man has to step up and do his job. Phil Emery and our coaching staff will find the right guys.” said Briggs.

Selected to his first Pro-Bowl in 2012, Melton had been seeking  a contract extension worth a guaranteed $18-20 million.