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Bears’ Marshall released from the hospital following his broken ribs, collapsed lung

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By Anthony Caruso III
Posted: December 8th, 2014 at 1:31 PM EST

The Chicago Bears got some good news about their wide receiver Brandon Marshall today. He’s no longer in the hospital.

Marshall, who was taken to the hospital on Thursday following a hit during the Bears and the Dallas Cowboys game on Thursday Night Football, has been dealing with two broken ribs and a collapsed lung. There’s not expected to be any long-term ramifications from his collapsed lung.

Brandon Marshall (Getty Images)

Brandon Marshall (Getty Images)

As of this report, it is not immediately known when he left the hospital.

The Bears are also expected to place the talented wide out on injured reserve, causing him to miss the final three games of the season. Marquess Wilson is expected to start with Marshall no longer able to go.

With Marshall out, Alshon Jeffrey is expected to be the Bears top target of Jay Cutler moving forward.

Marshall is signed for the next three seasons. He’ll be 31-years-old in March.

This season, Marshall played in 13 games, where he had 61 receptions for 721 yards. He also had 2 100 plus receiving yardage games, and 8 touchdowns.

His 61 receptions are the lowest of his career since his 20 receptions as a rookie in 2006. He had back-to-back 100 plus reception seasons the past two seasons, and five of his nine seasons.

The 2014 season was his third in Chicago. He also spent two years with the Miami Dolphins and the first four years of his career with the Denver Broncos.


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