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Starting right guard Lance Louis is out for the season after a knee injury he sustained during Chicago's 28-10 victory over Minnesota on Sunday.
Louis was hurt on a blindside questionable block by Jared Allen during an interception return. Bears coach Lovie Smith was asked after the game if the hit was unnecessary.
"Yes, I did. Jared Allen plays the game a certain way. He's a good player in our league. But I think there are some plays when you look at them again you say, 'Hey, we could have done without that.'
Here is what Jared Allen had to say about the hit
"I thought it was a legal hit. He's running to make a tackle, so I just went to block him. I never intentionally try to hurt anybody. I turned around, he was running to make a tackle and I threw myself into him to make a block. My condolences to him and his family. I never ever try and intentionally hurt anybody. I'm just trying to make a block and spring our guy down the sideline."
The Bears are already short at the guard position with the loss of Chilo Rachal and Chris Spencer.