Bears TE Cole Kmet ‘banged up’ in loss to Lions, but it’s ‘nothing serious’

The Chicago Bears suffered a frustrating 31-30 loss to the Detroit Lions on Sunday, where they didn’t escape unscathed on the injury front.

Two of Chicago’s playmakers on offense — tight end Cole Kmet and running back Khalil Herbert — both suffered injuries on the team’s final drive in the fourth quarter.

Kmet suffered what appeared to be a leg injury during a collision with Lions cornerback Jeff Okudah. Kmet told the media after the game that he didn’t think his injury was serious.

“Just a little banged up but overall nothing serious,”

“Just a little banged up, but I’ll be alright,” Kmet said, via Alex Shapiro. “I’ll get a little more detail tomorrow… overall nothing serious.”

And it’s a good thing, too, considering Kmet’s breakout over the last three weeks.

In Sunday’s loss, Kmet led the Bears with four catches for 74 yards and two touchdowns, which included a 50-yard touchdown reception from quarterback Justin Fields.

Kmet has now scored five touchdowns in the last three games (one vs. Cowboys, two vs. Dolphins and two vs. Lions). He’s become one of Fields’ most dependable targets, so it’s great news that his injury isn’t anything serious.

As for Herbert, he suffered a hip injury on the final drive when he returned a kickoff for 17 yards. Bears coach Matt Eberflus didn’t offer an update, which will most likely come on Wednesday when the first injury report is issued.


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Story originally appeared on Bears Wire