Bears rookie center Doug Kramer has been sidelined for the last few days, and it doesn’t sound like good news.
Head coach Matt Eberflus told the media that Kramer has a lower leg injury and there’s no timetable for his return. But according to Brad Biggs of the Chicago Tribune, the Bears are concerned that Kramer suffered a Lisfranc injury, which would likely end his season.
The Bears are now down two centers with Lucas Patrick sidelined with a broken thumb, although he’s expected to be back for the Week 1 opener.
#Bears are concerned rookie center Doug Kramer suffered a Lisfranc injury. If so, would almost certainly be season ending.
— Brad Biggs (@BradBiggs) August 16, 2022
This would be a brutal blow for the hometown rookie, who made an impression during the spring and summer.
Kramer started training camp as Patrick’s backup center, and he saw reps with the first-team after Patrick was sidelined by an injury. Since then, Sam Mustipher has taken over starting duties at center.