You cannot judge a player's injury by how he moves in the locker room after a game, but know this much about returner and wide receiver Devin Hester--he was moving very gingerly after leaving the game midway through the third quarter with what was called a rib injury.
Hester was hurt at the end of a kickoff return when he was tackled by rookie Dan Connor.
The Bears had Hester dress in the training room and he was not available for comment. His absence meant more playing time in the second half for veteran Marty Booker.
Meanwhile, nickel back Brandon McGowan was also lost with a sprained left ankle. He was outfitted in a walking boot and had crutches at his locker following the game. McGowan's replacement would likely be Danieal Manning.
So there was more pain coming out of this 20-17 loss than the knowledge the Bears had blown a 17-3 lead.