Hits keep on coming for Bears

Updated: October 1, 2004, 4:29 PM ET
By Steve Muench | Scouts, Inc.
For the second week in a row a Chicago player tops the list, as the Bears have lost yet another important part of their team to a season-ending injury. QB Rex Grossman injured his knee on a touchdown run last weekend and will miss the remainder of the season.

Chicago will now lean on RB Thomas Jones even more than it has before and opposing defenses know it. Grossman isn't the only player on the list sidelined by a knee injury, as four others will also miss significant time with knee problems.

Here is a list of six injured players in all, their prognosis and who is expected to replace them. There are also projections for how the injuries will affect their respective teams this weekend as well as down the road.

Steve Muench played four years of Division I-AA football before joining Scouts Inc. in 2002. He has evaluated both NFL and college players for Scouts Inc., but his current focus is on the NFL draft.