The top-ranked rushing offense in the NFL suffered a severe setback on Tuesday. According to the league transaction wire, Chicago Bears running back Khalil Herbert will enter the injured list following a successful second season. Herbert will miss at least four games of his sophomore season due to a hip injury he suffered in the Bears’ Week 10 defeat to the Detroit Lions.
Herbert leads all Bears running backs with 643 yards through 10 games, while quarterback Justin Fields leads the team with 749 yards rushing. Without Herbert in the lineup, Bears starting running back David Montgomery is likely to see a heavier load of carries, while rookie sixth-round pick Trestan Ebner could see more reps. The Bears’ future games against the Atlanta Falcons, New York Jets, Green Bay Packers, and Philadelphia Eagles will all be without Hebert, at the very least. When the Buffalo Bills visit on December 24, he will be able to play again.