Standout Chicago Bears guard Kyle Long will be sidelined six to eight weeks due to the right foot injury he suffered during Sunday's game against the New York Jets, according to NFL Network's Ian Rapoport.
Long was carted off the field on Sunday, but the seriousness of the injury has yet to be revealed.
His loss represents a big blow for the Bears, who visit the Buffalo Bills on Sunday.
"We just know we have to key in and focus that much more," running back Tarik Cohen told reporters. "When you lose a key guy like Kyle Long, you know you have to make up for that. We have players ready to come in and fill that void and try to make up for that loss."
Bears coach Matt Nagy said he was going to the "contingency plan" in terms of replacing the star right guard.
Eric Kush and James Daniels are expected to be the starting guards on Sunday, with Kush likely moving from the left side to the right. Bryan Witzmann, who replaced Long against the Jets, also is in the guard mix.
--Field Level Media
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