Former Bears RB Tarik Cohen tears Achilles in workout on Instagram Live

Cohen was a dynamic force for the Bears in 2018, but missed most of the last two seasons with an injury.

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Bears running back Tarik Cohen runs with the ball in a 2019 game.

Tarik Cohen hasn’t played since early in the 2020 season.

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Former Bears running back Tarik Cohen got hurt Tuesday during a workout that was being broadcast live on Instagram. He was in the middle of a drill when he fell to the ground and grabbed toward his right Achilles tendon.

ESPN reported Tuesday night that Cohen tore his Achilles, which almost certainly means he will end up missing essentially his third consecutive season.

Cohen, 26, is trying to restart his career after missing all of 2021 and most of 2020 because of a torn ACL. He suffered the injury while calling for a fair catch on a punt return against the Falcons in Week 3 of the 2020 season and hasn’t played since. The Bears released him in March.

Cohen was one of the biggest stars on the Bears’ 2018 playoff team while putting up 1,169 yards of offense and eight touchdowns. He struggled the next season, but returned in 2020 with renewed dedication and earned a three-year, $17.3 million contract extension shortly before the Falcons game.

Last week, he wrote in a Player’s Tribune story that his body felt “amazing” and that his agility and burst were “back.”

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