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Marshall, who sustained a collapsed lung and fractured ribs this past Thursday against the Cowboys, has been placed on IR by the Bears, ESPN.com reports.
In a corresponding move, the Bears promoted fellow wideout Josh Bellamy from their practice squad. With Marshall out for the season, ESPN.com suggests that Marquess Wilson will likely start in his place opposite Alshon Jeffery, with Josh Morgan on track to handle the team's slot duties.
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Marshall will miss the rest of the season due to broken ribs and a collapsed lung, NFL.com reports.
The broken ribs made Marshall doubtful for the rest of the year, and the collapsed lung settles the matter entirely. Marshall had a disappointing season, mostly due to injury, finishing with just 721 yards and eight touchdowns on 61 catches. Alshon Jeffery, Martellus Bennett and Marquess Wilson.
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Marshall may be out for the rest of the season after suffering what the Bears believe could be several fractured ribs, NFL.com's Ian Rapoport reports. The wide receiver's spleen is also being examined.
Marshall was taken from the stadium in an ambulance and remained at the hospital Friday to have his internal organs examined. The results of those tests are not yet available, but Rapoport's source believes the injuries could be season-ending. This would obviously be a disappointing end to a frustrating season for Marshall, and fantasy owners will likely have to turn elsewhere for the rest of the fantasy playoffs.
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Marshall left Solider Field in an ambulance after suffering a rib injury during Thursday's game against the Cowboys, Jason La Canfora of CBS Sports reports.
Marshall looked conscious and alert in the back of the ambulance, but he may need to be checked for internal injuries, after taking a hard shot to the ribs during the second quarter of Thursday's game. Marshall finished the contest with three receptions for 61 yards, and his absence will leave Marquess Wilson and Josh Morgan to handle expanded roles.
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Marshall left Thursday's game against the Cowboys in the second quarter with a rib injury, and he is questionable to return to the contest, Brandon George of the Dallas Morning News reports.
Marshall got off to a fast start, catching three balls for 61 yards by the six-minute mark of the second quarter. The third of those receptions converted a 4th-and-7, but Marshall took a hard shot to the torso on the play. He was down on the field for a couple of minutes, and then hobbled off to the locker room. If Marshall is unable to return, Marquess Wilson and Josh Morgan will likely take on expanded roles in the offense, with Wilson the best bet to get snaps in two-wide formations.
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Marshall (ankle) made six catches among 11 targets on his way to 42 yards in Thursday's loss at Detroit.
Marshall's YPC has decreased in four consecutive games, from 14.0 in Week 10 to 7.0 on Thursday. Week 10 doubles as the game in which he injured his ankle, and while his production didn't fall off in the first two contests -- 15 combined receptions for 202 yards and three touchdowns -- Marshall managed just nine catches for 72 yards without passing the goal line over the past two tilts. No matter, the veteran wideout has displayed an ability to bounce back, which he'll attempt to accomplish next Thursday against a Cowboys defense that had yielded 13.0 YPC and seven touchdowns to wide receivers entering Week 13.
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Marshall (ankle) is listed as active Thursday at Detroit, Michael C. Wright of ESPN Chicago reports.
As expected, Marshall is available against a Lions pass defense that has allowed 10.6 YPC but three touchdown receptions to wide receivers over the last three contests.
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Marshall (ankle) is listed as probable for Thursday's game at Detroit, Rich Campbell of the Chicago Tribune reports.
On a short week, Marshall has been afforded oodles of rest in order to alleviate stress on his left ankle. He has yet to face the Lions' secondary this season, but in four previous matchups, he fared well, supplying 25 receptions (on 50 targets) for 341 yards and three touchdowns.
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The Bears did not practice Tuesday, but Marshall (ankle) remained a limited participant on the team's injury report.
The Bears are giving their players a couple days off this week in advance of Thursday's game against the Lions, which has given Marshall a couple days to rest his sore ankle. The Bears have given no indication that he could sit out Thursday, so it seems likely he will be able to play. However, expect the team to provide another update on his status when they release their final injury report of the week Wednesday afternoon.
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Marshall (ankle) was listed as a limited practice participant in the Bears' estimated Monday practice report posted in advance of Thursday's game against the Lions.
We'll track Marshall's status in the coming days, but there's nothing at thus stage to suggest that his availability for Thursday's game is in any danger.