Chicago Bears starting center Hroniss Grasu has a torn ACL in his right knee. The injury will require surgery and he's very likely done for the year.
He suffered the injury during yesterday's practice and was subsequently carted off the field. Head coach John Fox called it "fairly serious" after practice and obviously he was correct.
Grasu was the club's third-round pick out of Oregon last year. He started eight games for the Bears his rookie season and was slated to be the full-time starter in 2016.
This is a big blow to the Bears. Grasu struggled at times in 2015 but he looked good in training camp the past week. The weight he put on this past off-season, in combination with his quick feet and agility, was helping him develop into a solid pivot player. Now the team has to scramble to replace him.
C Cornelius Edison is currently the backup, although Ted Larsen and Cody Whiehair could be in the mix as well.