Tight end Desmond Clark will have to heal from a cracked rib before he can get back on the field for the Bears.
Clark was injured at the end of a 23-yard catch in the third quarter Sunday night at Lambeau Field when he was hit from behind by reserve safety Aaron Rouse. Clark was taken to a hospital in Green Bay before returning to the stadium. He said on Monday that he was fine, but this is the kind of injury that could keep him on the sideline for a while. The Bears are fortunate because they were one of six teams to open the season with four tight ends, and Michael Gaines, who was inactive at Green Bay, will be able to fill in. Kellen Davis, the second-year player from Michigan State, will have to step up also.
"I'm sore right now,'' Clark said on his radio show on Voice America Sports. "It hurts. I'm grimacing when I move.''
In six previous seasons with the Bears, Clark, 32, has missed just two games. Due to the nature of the position, he could be out a few weeks. It will probably be up to how he handles the pain.
Starting tight end Greg Olsen was covered well by the Packers. He was targeted by Jay Cutler on six passes but caught just one and dropped one.