Defensive end Corey Wootton, who was injuried on the opening kickoff Saturday, could miss four weeks. According to reports he injuried cartilage in his right knee.
Wootton who is entering his second year and was finally healthy after tearing his ACL during his junior season at Northwestern. He was expected to be the third end behind Julius Peppers and Israel Idonije and at this point in his career is best known for the sack that ended Brett Favre's career.
Hopefully Corey will be able to return in time for the season opener against the Atlanta Falcons. The only plus side is that maybe this will allow Vernon Gholston to get a chance to see the field and make an impression on the coaching staff. This will also allow the chance for several defensive tackles to see some time at end which may improve their chances of making the team since the Bears are overcrowded at the position.
I spoke with Cory about a month ago on my weekly radio show and he was very excited for the upcoming season so let's all hope he can recover quickly and make as big as an impact as many of us hoped this season.