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Devin Hester Hobbles Off Field with Ankle Injury Late in 4th Quarter

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The Bears could be without the best returner the NFL has ever seen. Devin Hester came out of the game against the Philadelphia Eagles late in the 4th quarter with an ankle injury. Hester while trying to crack block down on a safety in the box, seems to have hurt his ankle. As Hester hobbled off the field, he put no pressure on his left foot and went directly to the Bears' bench. 

At that point in the game you could say Philadelphia effectively shut Devin Hester down. Hester was challenged all game and didn't answer the call. He had just 1 catch for 12 yards on offense and 29 return yards on 4 returns (3 kick, 1 punt). Johnny Knox also didn't fair well against the Eagles kick coverage as he had 2 returns for 10 yards. Was Hester playing bad, or were the Eagles just playing good on Special Teams last night? 

Hester was questionable to return after the injury. It will be interesting to see how this week plays out to see if Hester will play against the Lions this upcoming Sunday. It doesn't help that the Bears are on a short week after playing the Monday night game and will be playing in just 5 days from now. While it's great as a fan to have a quick turn around after a game, for injured players it isn't as good. They will have less time to rehab their injuries and get back healthy.

If any news becomes available on Hester's status, check back here for updates! 

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