LAKE FOREST – It was something the Bears feared as his foot injury dragged on for weeks and weeks.
There was hope that a few weeks of rest could help Khalil Mack heal and return to the lineup to help the defense return to form in the second half of the season. But on Friday, those hopes for 2021 officially disappeared when it was announced that the outsider would undergo surgery and miss the rest of the year.
Now the Bears will have to do without their best defensive player for the last eight games of the year, which is a blow when you consider that Mack had six sacks this season and looked like his old self. Instead, the unit will look to the backups to hold things back for the rest of the year.
That was part of this week’s “Monster’s Mash” from our Larry Hawley on “The 9-Yard Line” ahead of the Bears’ game with Baltimore. He also played Justin Fields’ best two games of his career to date and how that helped build trust among his receivers.
You can see it all in the video above.
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