LAKE FOREST, Ill. – Bears coach John Fox said tight end Martellus Bennett injured his ribs in Sunday’s 17-15 loss to Denver.
Bennett finished the Broncos game with just two receptions for 26 yards on six targets.
The former Pro Bowl tight end drew an important pass-interference penalty on Chicago’s last drive, but Bennett also appeared to run a pass-route on the failed two-point conversion attempt, even though Jay Cutler called for a running play to Jeremy Langford.
Bennett was examined by team physicians in the locker room after the game and therefore unavailable to reporters.
But NFL rules required the Bears to release an injury report on Monday in advance of Thursday night’s game at Green Bay.
The Bears will continue to monitor the health of Bennett, Ka’Deem Carey (head), Sherrod Martin (neck), Antrel Rolle (knee), Alshon Jeffery (groin), Marquess Wilson (groin), Matt Forte (knee), LaRoy Reynolds (knee), Pernell McPhee (knee) and Jarvis Jenkins (chest).
Fox, meantime, confirmed that Rolle hurt his knee at practice on Saturday, forcing the 11-year veteran to miss his third game of the year. Rolle played five full seasons in New York (2010-2014) without skipping a game due to injury before he arrived in Chicago.
“That was an unusual one, to say the least,” Fox said of Rolle’s practice injury. “Football’s a rough game, whether you practice it or play it.