Saturday, 27 August 2016
Connor Shaw hurt in fourth quarter of Bears' loss to Chiefs
CHICAGO -- Bears third-string quarterback Connor Shaw suffered what appeared to be a serious left leg injury late in the fourth quarter of the team's 23-7 preseason loss to the Kansas City Chiefs on Saturday.
Shaw crumpled to the ground in pain after the lower portion of his left leg bent awkwardly while he moved to his right in the pocket.
Shaw's leg was immediately placed in an air cast, and he was lifted onto a cart and driven back to the locker room.
Bears coach John Fox called the injury "very serious" in his postgame remarks, and said Shaw was taken to the hospital.
"Thoughts and prayers are with him and his family," Fox said.
Fellow QB Brian Hoyer sympathized with injury.
"It's tough, especially for me, because I've been with Connor since his rookie year [in Cleveland]," he said. "I remember when he got released I said that I hoped someone would pick him up, and here he is playing here. He's worked really hard. You never want to see anyone get hurt, but especially not a guy like Connor, who always does the right thing and works hard. It's heartbreaking, really, not just for him but even for the guys close to him.
"Injuries are part of the game. It happens. But Connor is a resilient guy. His resiliency will carry him through this. He's going to need that. And we are going to be here to support him."