Bears Linebacker Jerrell Freeman Played 55 Snaps with Torn Pectoral Muscle, Because Football (Pic)
Chicago Bears linebacker Jerrell Freeman tore a pectoral muscle on the very first play of last Sunday’s season opener against the visiting Atlanta Falcons.
One assumes it must have been pretty painful. But you’d never know it judging from the fact that Freeman proceeded to play 55 more snaps before eventually leaving the game with a concussion.
Freeman made this insane revelation in an Instagram post on Thursday.
A big THANK YOU for all the love and well wishes from my loved ones, friends, and fans from everywhere. Though i didn’t know tearing my pec the first play of the game or getting a concussion was part of it haha I do know that God always has a plan! He’s brought me a mighty long way! #trustandbelieve
Amazingly, despite the torn pec, Freeman recorded a team-high 10 tackles in the Bears’ 23-17 Week 1 loss.
The Bears placed Freeman on injured reserve on Tuesday. He’ll undergo surgery to repair the torn muscle and will miss the remainder of the year.
Freeman’s absence will be keenly felt by the Bears. The 31-year-old had a team-high 110 tackles last season, despite serving a four-game PED suspension.
Hat Tip – [ESPN]