NO TORN LIGAMENTS FOR ORTON
Posted by Michael David Smith on November 3, 2008, 10:00 p.m. EST
Bears quarterback Kyle Orton will likely miss a few games with a high ankle sprain, but the news out of Chicago today is better than many Bears fans feared as Orton was being carted off the field yesterday.
Bears coach Lovie Smith would not give any information about Orton other than to say he was still undergoing tests, but the Chicago Tribune reports that an MRI revealed no ligament tear. Orton was told he would miss three to four weeks.
With Orton out, Rex Grossman will start Sunday against the Titans, and probably the next couple of games, against the Jaguars and Saints. Orton might be ready to return November 30 against the Vikings.
Orton was off to a very good start this season, completing 61.9 percent of his passes, with 10 touchdowns and four interceptions. Grossman struggled in the second half yesterday, averaging just 3.1 yards a pass, but the Bears still managed a come-from-behind win against the Lions.