Bears have injury issues at safety
Two safeties went down in the last preseason game
LAKE FOREST, Ill. — The knee problems plaguing Chicago Bears linebacker Brian Urlacher are hardly the team’s only injury problem heading into the third preseason game against the New York Giants.
The team lost starting free safety Chris Conte to a dislocated right shoulder and backup free safety Brandon Hardin to a scary neck injury in Saturday’s game against Washington. It’s unlikely either will get playing time again until the regular season.
Conte said his shoulder came out of place when he hit running back Evan Royster making a tackle, and it was put back into place by team medical officials. Conte and Hardin are both listed day to day, but Hardin is wearing a neck brace and his situation appears to be much worse.