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Brandon Marshall injures ankle against Packers, leaves game early
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Brandon Marshall injures ankle against Packers, leaves game early
Monday November 10th, 2014

Chicago Bears wide receiver Brandon Marshall left Sunday's 55-14 loss to the Green Bay Packers in the fourth quarter after injuring his ankle.

The injury came with the Bears (3-6) down 55-7. After a nine-yard reception, Marshall was tackled by his ankle by Green Bay safety Sean Richardson. The ninth-year receiver landed awkwardly. After he left the field, he was ruled out for the remainder of the game.

Prior to exiting the game, Marshall caught eight passes for 112 yards and one touchdown. His longest was a 45-yard touchdown catch in the third quarter.

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The ankle has given Marshall problems throughout this season. He finished Week 3's win on the road against the New York Jets with just one catch for six yards.

In 16 games last year, he tallied 1,295 yards and 12 touchdowns on 100 catches. Through nine games this season, he has 42 receptions for 496 yards and six touchdowns.

According to Adam Jahns of the Chicago Sun-Times, Marshall said that while his ankle was sore, he planned to take the field next week against the Minnesota Vikings (4-5).

Regarding the Bears' struggles last night and this season, Marshall was candid after the game.

"We're just not very good," said Marshall. "That's the confusing part. The frustrating part is that we thought we had a team, a contender. This is the team we have. We just have to accept it and move forward."

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Chicago hosts the Vikings on Nov. 16 at 1 pm EST.

- Christopher Woody

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