CINCINNATI -- Chicago Bears defensive tackle Jeremiah Ratliff left the visiting locker room inside Paul Brown Stadium on crutches and wearing a walk boot, but Ratliff did not suffer a broken ankle on Saturday night, according to Bears head coach John Fox.
Ratliff exited the Bears’ 21-10 loss to the Cincinnati Bengals in the first quarter with an ankle injury.
“It’s not broken. It’s an ankle,” Fox said. “I don’t know how much we will play him in the last preseason game and then he’s going to have a minute to heal.”
Fox is referring to Ratliff’s three-game suspension to begin the regular season for violating the NFL’s substance abuse policy. Ratliff will be eligible to return on Sep. 28 following the Bears road game against the Seattle Seahawks.
Nose tackle Eddie Goldman (concussion), wide receiver John Chiles (concussion), running back Senorise Perry (foot), cornerback Tracy Porter (hamstring) and linebacker Jonathan Bostic (leg) also suffered in-game injuries.
Quarterback Jimmy Clausen left the game in the second half to be evaluated for a concussion but tests were negative, per Fox.