D. J. Williams will miss the rest of the NFL season due to a chest injury he suffered.
The Chicago Bears middle linebacker ruptured his left pectoral muscle tendon in their victory over the New York Giants Thursday.
Coach Marc Trestman, who announced the injury, was uncertain as to the cause of the injury. Williams, who was signed during the offseason to replace Brian Urlacher, left the game in the third quarter. This is yet another injury to the Bears’ defense, which has already been plagued by hurt players. The Bears will play Washington next week, and rookie Jonathan Bostic will start in Williams’ place.
Williams started four of the six games the Bears played this year. He had 35 tackles and two sacks.