The Chicago Bears are on the road against the Detroit Lions, and they will play the rest of the game down an official.
Bears running back Tarik Cohen nearly scored on a huge kick return, but it was called back because of a holding penalty. Side judge Terry Brown ran down the field to try to keep up with the play and ended up hurting himself.
He had to be helped off the field, and it looked like he pulled a muscle in his lower body.
Brown isn’t the first official to leave the field this season. Umpire Jeff Rice had to be carted off the field when the New England Patriots played the Denver Broncos earlier this season on Sunday Night Football. During a special teams play, Patriots linebacker Trevor Reilly got thrown into Rice, who fell straight back and slammed the back of his head onto the turf.
Though Rice didn’t finish the game, he has returned to work.
Some players also have had to leave the field during this game Saturday. The Bears announced defensive end Pernell McPhee is doubtful to return because of a shoulder injury, and Lions cornerback Darius Slay is being evaluated for a concussion, according to team insider Tim Twentyman.