Bears lose another starting offensive lineman to injury

Bobby Massie hurt his left knee Sunday against the Saints.

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Bears tackle Bobby Massie leaves the field after hurting his left knee Sunday.

Bears tackle Bobby Massie leaves the field after hurting his left knee Sunday.

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Even before they lost a starter to a knee injury Sunday, the Bears needed offensive line help. Now — after allowing five sacks in Sunday’s 26-23 loss to the Saints — they may have no choice but to make a move before the NFL’s trade deadline Tuesday afternoon.

Right tackle Bobby Massie hurt his left knee in the first quarter and never returned. Swing tackle Jason Spriggs took his place. He played all but one snap; when he limped off in the second quarter, Alex Bars played left guard and Rashaad Coward right tackle.

Massie is the third starter to miss significant time this season — center Cody Whitehair didn’t play Sunday after hurting his calf Monday, and left guard James Daniels was lost for the season last month because of a pec injury.

The Bears signed Spriggs to a one-year deal this offseason. Bears general manager Ryan Pace liked him coming out of Indiana, but the Packers drafted him in the second round in 2016.

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