Bears Charles Tillman leaves games

Chicago Bears defensive back Charles Tillman suffered a rib

injury making a tackle in the fourth quarter of Monday night’s game

against the Minnesota Vikings and had to be wheeled off the field

on a stretcher.

Minnesota’s Visanthe Shiancoe went high to catch a pass and

Tillman and teammate Craig Steltz both went through the air to hit

Shiancoe at about the same time.

Tillman stayed on the ground for several minutes and then was

transported on a stretcher off the field.

In the third quarter, Bears rookie Johnny Knox injured an ankle

returning a kickoff and was taken off the field on a cart.

Knox made a 31-yard return and was injured on the tackle. He was

able to get to his feet with assistance before the cart was