CHICAGO — The Bears didn’t just lose 25-20 to the Eagles on Sunday at Soldier Field. Chicago also lost three starters due to injuries.
Equanimeous St. Brown (concussion), Teven Jenkins (neck) and Jack Sanborn (ankle) were all unable to finish the game.
Brown’s injury happened on the first drive of the game. With the Bears’ offense facing a third-and-10, Justin Fields found Brown over the middle of the field for 20 yards. Cornerback James Bradberry tackled Brown and it appeared his head hit the ground.
Brown’s concussion makes him the fifth Bears player to have a concussion this season.
Jenkins went down just one play later. The play was a designed run to the left for David Montgomery. Riley Reiff and Teven Jenkins pulled from their right side to take on the Eagles’ defenders on the left. Jenkins collided with Josh Sweat and then fell to the ground.
Most of the Bears’ sideline gathered at center field while Jenkins was placed on a stretcher and taken to the locker room on the cart. Coach Matt Eberflus said Jenkins was taken to the hospital.
“He was responsive. We could see him moving his hands out there,” Eberflus said after the game. “Again, I don’t know much more than that. They just told me that it’s encouraging. That’s all I got from the medical staff right now.”
Sanborn was injured on the second play of the second half. The rookie linebacker came up to make a tackle over the middle of the field after Jalen Hurts completed a pass to Jack Stoll. A group of Bears players also rallied to the ball. Sanborn fell to the ground and Jaquan Brisker finished the play, but also landed on the linebacker’s ankle.
“57, we’ll look at, the ankle and MRI that, get a situation with that,” Eberflus said after the game. “We don’t know where that is.”
Over the last five games, Sanborn has made 52 total tackles and registered two sacks.
The Bears don’t have a lot of time to recover as they will be on a short week to prepare to face the AFC East-leading Buffalo Bills (11-3) on Saturday at Soldier Field.