After a 37-13 trumping of a division opponent fans have a lot to be excited about. Then we found out some very disheartening news. Starting offensive guard Chris Williams has been placed on Injured Reserve with a wrist injury. Earlier in the season many fans were concerned with the play of the offensive line, this included Williams. Over the course of the next couple weeks, Matt Forte had a coming out party and the offensive line could run the ball at will.
Williams has a dislocated left wrist that required immediate surgery following halftime of the Bears game on Sunday. Lovie Smith told fans the following...
"Chris Williams has been playing good football, but with that wrist injury we'll put him on injured reserve and he'll miss the rest of the season, which is a tough break for us and a tough break for Chris"
The injury is very similar to the wrist injury that sidelines Brian Urlacher for the entire season in 2009. Urlacher came out immediately upon the injury. Chris Williams suffered the injury sometime in the 1st half and continued to play until halftime. At the start of the season many fans were starting to believe Williams may be a bust. He changed the minds of every Bear fan with his play so far this season. Williams moved to the interior line as opposed to tackle and it has worked tremendously thus far.
The possible candidates to replace Chris Williams are...
Lance Louis (If Carimi returns to RT, move Louis back to LG)
On the issue of who would start this week against San Diego, Lovie Smith said the following....
"We don't usually talk about who is going to start this early in the week, but if Edwin ends up being the starter there, we'll be pretty excited about that"