Chicago Bears backup quarterback Connor Shaw was having a productive day during Chicago’s preseason contest against the Kansas City Chiefs. But Shaw’s solid showing was ended by a horrific injury.
The third-year pro sustained a gruesome injury to his left ankle during the fourth quarter of Chicago’s 23-7 loss. He was carted off the field in an air cast and eventually taken to an ambulance. Bears coach John Fox didn’t give a definitive answer as to the severity of Shaw’s injury, but said it was “very serious.”
NFL.com’s Ian Rapoport reports Shaw sustained a broken leg right above the ankle and that he could return this season if there isn’t any ligament damage.
The Bears signed Shaw in July to add depth to its quarterback group behind starter Jay Cutler and backup Brian Hoyer. Shaw didn’t play a snap last season after playing in one game for the Cleveland Browns in 2014. The Browns parted ways with Shaw this summer.
Shaw was performing admirably before the injury occurred, completing 5-of-6 passes for 68 yards and Chicago’s lone touchdown of the game.