The Chicago Bears finally won the NFC North for the first time since 2010, following the team's victory over the Green Bay Packers. However, lost in the celebration was the looming injury for Eddie Jackson.
During the fourth quarter of yesterday's game, the Bears' safety intercepted Aaron Rodgers but injured his ankle on the return. It was evident that he couldn't put much weight on his ankle after the non-contact injury.
Although the initial diagnosis was just a sprain, the star defensive back will undergo additional tests today.
While the extent of this injury isn't out just yet, the team is "keeping its fingers crossed," per NFL Network reporter Stacey Dales.
This would be a crushing blow for the Bears, especially considering how important Jackson is for the secondary. He already has six interceptions on the season and should be on his way to the Pro Bowl.
If Chicago loses Jackson for an extended period of time, then it could hinder Vic Fangio's defense from sustaining its elite production.