Rex Tucker, who had started the last 22 games for the Bears at left guard (including playoffs), dislocated his left ankle and fractured his fibula in the third quarter of Monday night's loss to the Packers.
Tucker's surgery went as planned on Tuesday, and his rehab is expected to take 4-5 months. Jauron said there was no concern that the injury is career threatening.
"It went exactly like they thought it would and hoped it would," Jauron said. "Nobody previous to the surgery had indicated this was an extraordinary injury. We're optimistic that he'll be back early next summer, hopefully even by mini-camp."