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Still limited, Bears G Kyle Long frustrated by injuries

Bears guard Kyle Long. (AP)

Guard Kyle Long said Wednesday what coach John Fox wouldn’t earlier in the week — that he was active Sunday simply to serve as the Bears’ emergency backup in case someone got hurt.

Josh Sitton left for one snap, so Long played on the field-goal team.


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“We just didn’t have anybody else,” Long said. “If everybody went down, I was the emergency guy. Just trying to help the team out when I couldn’t help.”

Whether he can be of more help the rest of the season seems like an open question. Two and a half weeks after hurting a finger on his left hand, Long was limited in practice Wednesday. He admitted that he’s dealing with more than that — he’s still monitoring his surgically repaired right ankle and has a labrum problem in his left shoulder.

“I think there’s a few things going on,” Long said. “But if you ask everybody in this locker room, everybody’s got a lot of stuff going on. You’ve got to be comfortable being uncomfortable.”

Asked if he was frustrated, Long was succinct.

“It sucks,” he said.