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Sources: Bears QB Connor Shaw has broken leg

Connor Shaw was carted off the field Saturday. (AP)

Bears quarterback Connor Shaw was taken to the hospital following Saturday’s game because of a broken leg suffered late in the fourth quarter, sources confirmed to the Sun-Times.

Shaw’s left leg folded when he was hit by the Chiefs’ Rakeem Nunez-Roches. He was placed in an air cast and carted off the field.

“It’s a tough break,” said receiver Alshon Jeffery, who attended South Carolina with Shaw. “He was having a hell of a camp. He was doing a hell of a job out there. You hate to see any teammate go down, but I know him personally being with him in college. But he’s a fighter. He’s going to come back.”

Shaw had seemingly cemented himself as the Bears’ third quarterback — either on the roster or practice squad. He played the past two preseason games, while David Fales did not. Saturday, Shaw went 5-for-6 for 68 yards and the team’s only touchdown, a 16-yard pass to Cameron Meredith.

“He’s a heckuva player,” Meredith said. “He likes to get out of the pocket a little bit, so I was trying to be on the same page with him — be in the window whenever he got out. I’m glad we were able to connect there before he had to leave the game.”

Coach John Fox only said Shaw’s injury was “very serious.”