Former Washington DB placed on IR by Chicago Bears
Former Washington Huskies cornerback Kyler Gordon landed on injured reserve with the Chicago Bears on Thursday, September 14.
Gordon sustained a hand injury in the Bears’ Week 1 loss to the Green Bay Packers, 38-20, on Sunday, September 10. He will spend at least 4 weeks on injured reserve, and he could return again as early as Week 6 against the Minnesota Vikings.
The Bears “fear” that Gordon’s “right hand is broken” according to Brad Biggs of the Chicago Bears during his visit with 670 The Score’s Mully & Haugh Show on Tuesday, September 12. Biggs floated a few possibilities for Gordon and the Bears from “a modified club” cast or just time to heal.
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“So, you’ve got to determine: Is this a situation where medically they have to do something right away? Will he miss some time? Can he play with a modified club on there? If so, does he need to take a little time off before they go that route? I think they’re trying to sort through all those things,” Biggs said.
A 2022 second-round NFL Draft pick by the Bears, Gordon started the season strong before the injury with a tackle and pass breakup. He had an impressive rookie season in 2022 with 71 tackles, a forced fumble, a fumble recovery, 3 interceptions, and 6 pass deflections.
His NFL success doesn’t come as a surprise to Huskies fans after a solid collegiate career and All-Pac 12 honors in 2021. Gordon tallied 75 tackles, 2 interceptions, 12 pass deflections, 2 forced fumbles, and one fumble recovery in 29 career games.