EAST RUTHERFORD, N.J. -- The Chicago Bears' secondary took another hit in Monday night's 27-19 win over the New York Jets when safety Chris Conte left the game in the third quarter with a shoulder injury.
Conte suffered a shoulder injury in the third quarter tackling Jets running back Chris Ivory, and the Bears announced he wouldn't be returning to action.
Conte sprained his left shoulder during Chicago's win last week over the San Francisco 49ers, but the club didn't consider the injury serious.
Conte was described by Bears coach Marc Trestman as day to day coming off that injury. But the safety participated all week in practice leading up to the contest against the Jets.
Prior to exiting the game, Conte had been credited with four tackles.
Conte entered Monday's game tied with rookie Kyle Fuller for the team lead in interceptions with 2.
By the end of the third quarter, the Bears were playing with Danny McCray and rookie Brock Vereen at the safety spots as Ryan Mundy -- the starter opposite Conte -- sat out parts of the game with his own injured shoulder.