Bears WR Brandon Marshall placed on injured reserve

Monday December 8th, 2014

Chicago Bears wide receiver Brandon Marshall has been placed on injured reserve, the team announced on Monday.

Marshall was previously released from the hospital on Monday after breaking two ribs and reportedly suffering a collapsed lung last Thursday, coach Marc Trestman told WBBM Newsradio.

The 30-year-old was injured during Thursday's loss to the Dallas Cowboys after taking a knee to his back from Barry Church. He was able to walk off the field before being taken to a hospital. ESPN's Adam Schefter reported that Marshall had a collapsed lung.

"Brandon was released last night from the hospital," Bears coach Marc Trestman told WBBM on Monday. "He’ll be home today, and we’ll see where he’s at as he gets back into the building."

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On Sunday, Marshall tweeted that he had a tube removed from his chest. Although he was limited early in the season by an ankle injury, Marshall has 61 catches for 721 yards and eight touchdowns this season for the Bears.

Chicago also announced on Monday that it has promoted WR Josh Bellamy from the practice squad and signed linebacker Jonathan Brown to the practice squad. 

The Bears are 5-8 on the season and in last place in the NFC North. They host the Saints next Monday night.

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