Celebration gone wrong

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Celebration gone wrong

Danielle Katz

When you think of the word celebration, you usually think of happy things like confetti, parties, and friends. Celebrations usually do not have bad outcomes, however for the Chicago Bears defensive end Lamarr Houston it did.

Late in the fourth quarter of the Bears versus Patriots game, Houston made his first sack of the season, he began to gloat with a celebratory dance. When Houston jumped up he came down on his leg a weird way, and tore his ACL.

“I probably shouldn’t have celebrated like that, but it happens,” Houston said after the game, via Shalise Manza Young of The Boston Globe.

Houston sacked New England Patriot player Jimmy Garoppolo, who was only in the game because the Bears were losing by 25 points with four minutes left in the game.

Houston will need surgery to repair his ACL and he will need anywhere from six to eight months to recover. He most likely will not be back until summer training because all of the cutting and twisting in football is very hard to come back to.

The Bears, although not doing so hot this season, have suffered a blow to their defense by losing Houston. Chicago Bears head coach Mark Trestman and the other members of the coaching staff have already made adjustments for the team, defensive end Willie Young will now start in Houstons place.

Along with Houston, starting guard Matt Slauson is now out for the season with a torn pectoral muscle. Right tackle Jordan Mills could be shifted to left guard, Michael Ola, who has been filling in for Mills, would stay at tackle, and Eben Britton would remain the blocking tight end.

The Bears record this season is 3-6 with a losing streak of three loses. Losing Houston will be a big hit to the team, but they cannot do any worse than they already are.

(Photo courtesy of Chris Sweda/Chicago Tribune/MCT).

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