Bears star S Eddie Jackson knocked out of Jets game with foot injury

The Bears already were missing two defensive starters because of injuries.

SHARE Bears star S Eddie Jackson knocked out of Jets game with foot injury
Bears safety Eddie Jackson went down on a non-contact injury in the second quarter against the Jets.

Bears safety Eddie Jackson went down on a non-contact injury in the second quarter against the Jets.

John Minchillo/AP

EAST RUTHERFORD, N.J. — With their defense already stripped down significantly, the Bears took another hit with the loss of two-time Pro Bowl safety Eddie Jackson in the second quarter of their game against the Jets.

Jackson hurt his left foot in a non-contact situation as wide receiver Garrett Wilson raced to a 54-yard touchdown catch and couldn’t put weight on it as he hopped to the sideline. After a quick exam in the injury tent, Jackson was carted to the locker room and ruled out for the game.

Jackson, 28, has enjoyed a resurgent season and leads the Bears with four interceptions and two forced fumbles this season. He had played 98.8% of the defensive snaps going into the Jets game.

The Bears already were down safety Jaquan Brisker and cornerback Kyler Gordon as both rookies were out with concussions.

Even with Jackson, the Bears had been one of the worst defensive teams in the NFL, allowing an average of 24.9 points per game.

The Latest
The suspects used an SUV to ram a building in the 2300 block of West 95th Street about 4:03 a.m. Saturday, breaking the windows and making off with property , police said.
With strong candidates at wide receiver, offensive tackle and defensive end, there’s no wrong answer as long as they’re addressing a premium position
A gathering of young people that had been planned in advance through social media turned violent, a pastor said. Police took nine other teens into custody, charging them with misdemeanors.
A man was in the street in the 3100 block of West Marquette Avenue on Sunday morning when a dark-colored SUV hit him and continued driving westbound, police said. No one is in custody.
Taillon is scheduled to throw a simulated game Monday.