Bears MLB D.J. Williams out for the year

LAKE FOREST — The Bears suffered yet another blow to their defense, specifically the front seven, as the team confirmed middle linebacker D.J. Williams is out for the year.

Williams tore his left pectoralis muscle tendon in Thursday night's win over the Giants.

"Those are always dangerous," Trestman said about pec injuries. Trestman couldn't confirm a tear at the time of his press conference, but said it was possible.

Williams left Thursday night's win over the Giants and did not return. Rookie Jon Bostic saw playing time on defense for the first time in his career and played 21 snaps. Bostic will likely step in and start the rest of the way for Williams, who is the third Bears defensive starter to suffer a season-ending injury.

This season, Williams has 27 tackles, four for a loss, two sacks and one forced fumble.

Some good news on the injury front is that James Anderson's back injury that kept him out late in the game is "nothing serious," per Trestman.

-Kevin Fishbain

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