Thursday, October 22, 2009

Bears LB Tinoisamoa will miss the rest of season with knee injury

The Chicago Bears strongside linebacker Pisa Tinoisamoa will miss the rest of the season as he is going to have a season-ending surgery to repair ligament damage in his right knee.

According to Bears Coach Lovie Smith, Tinoisamoa was “just disappointed” that he never got to show what he could do while wearing Bears jersey after signing a one-year deal in May. The injury occurred during last week’s 21-14 loss to the Falcons at Atlanta and it was his second injury this season. He tore the posterior cruciate ligament in the season opener at Green Bay.

Losing Tinoisamoa is just another hit to the Bears linebacker after they lost six-time Pro Bowl pick Brian Urlacher for the season after Urlacher dislocated his right wrist in the game against the Packers. Hunter Hillenmeyer injured ribs at Seattle on Sept. 27 and took part in his first practice Wednesday.

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