Charles Tillman has been placed on short-term injured reserve with a torn triceps muscle, the Chicago Bears announced Monday via Twitter. Tillman reportedly suffered the injury during the second half of Sunday’s loss to the Detroit Lions, though he could not say what play caused the injury.
The designation for return means that Tillman can return to play after eight weeks, at which point the Bears may be in the midst of a playoff run. The Bears are currently tied for second place in the NFC North at 5-4 alongside the Green Bay Packers.
Spiller was believed to build off a 2017 season where he was one of the league’s top running backs. He finished with 1,244 yards and six touchdowns, running at an efficient rate of 6.0 yards per carry. This breakout year was unable to carry over this year, as the high ankle sprain limited his ability to cut and resulted in 478 yards in eight games this year.
Running for a season-high 116 yards against the Kansas City Chiefs was the first step, more enouraging for Spiller was how his body responded following the game.
“Just little twinges here and there,” Spiller said. “The Wholesale NFL Jerseys Nike good thing is that it calms down a whole lot quicker than what it had done in the past. That’s the encouraging part. But for the most part, I thought Sunday was a great day. Still not where I wanted to be, so we’ll just continue to do the things that we need to do.”
The 2017 season may be lost for Buffalo following a series Top Cheap Jerseys of injuries at quarterback, but having a full-strength Spiller is the key to turning about the Bills’