Referee hurts himself in unusual way during Bears vs. Lions

The Chicago Bears are on the road against the Detroit Lions, and will playing the rest of the game down a referee.

Bears running back Tarik Cohen nearly scored on a huge kick return, however, it was later called back due to a holding penalty. Side judge Terry Brown was running down the field to try and keep up with the play, and ended up hurting himself.

He had to be helped off of the field, and it looked like he pulled a muscle in his lower body.

Brown isn’t the first referee to have to leave the field this season. Umpire Jeff Rice had to be carted off of the field when the New England Patriots played on Sunday Night Football against the Denver Broncos earlier this season. During a special teams play, Patriots linebacker Trevor Reilly got thrown into Rice, who fell straight backwards and slammed the back of his head onto the turf.

While he didn’t finish the game, he has since returned to work.

Some players have also had to leave the field during this game. The Bears announced defensive end Pernell McPhee is doubtful to return to the game with a shoulder injury, and Lions cornerback Darius Slay is being evaluated for a concussion, per  team insider Tim Twentyman.

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