AKE FOREST, Ill. — Chicago Bears inside linebacker Danny Trevathan will have thumb surgery on Wednesday morning, coach John Fox said.
Fox stressed that Trevathan’s injury is not season-ending, but the veteran linebacker is sidelined indefinitely.
Trevathan, a core member of the Denver Broncos’ Super Bowl 50 championship defense, signed a four-year deal with Chicago that included $12 million in guarantees.
Meanwhile, Fox confirmed to WBBM-AM 780 on Tuesday night that Bears linebacker Lamarr Houston tore the ACL in his left knee and will miss the rest of the season. Houston previously tore his ACL in 2014 while celebrating a meaningless sack in a Bears blowout loss at New England.
In other injury news for the Bears, nose tackle Eddie Goldman has a high ankle sprain, while defensive backs Adrian Amos and Bryce Callahan are in the NFL’s concussion protocol.
The Bears were 7-3 after beating the Chargers but lost their next five games and didn’t make the playoffs.
“I think Jay probably originally hurt his thumb five years ago,” Fox said. “But he practiced every play of practice last week, I think you guys were out there.”
An eight-year NFL veteran, Hoyer, 30, passed for 2,606 yards, 19 touchdowns and seven interceptions for the Houston Texans last year. However, Hoyer tossed four interceptions in Houston’s playoff loss to Kansas City that prompted the Texans to release him in the offseason.
The Bears signed Hoyer to a one-year deal that included $750,000 in guarantees.
“Not really [sure if he can play this week], we’ll just take it day to day,” Fox said. “Brian Hoyer stepped in and did a pretty good job. We’ll evaluate that tomorrow and split up practice as need be.”
Cutler acknowledged he was “concerned” about the injury after Monday night’s loss to the Philadelphia Eagles, saying he aggravated the injury earlier in the game and that he “couldn’t really grip the ball.”
Cutler said the injury contributed to his throwing an interception to Eagles linebacker Nigel Bradham with 36 seconds left in the third quarter.
That turned out to be Cutler’s final play of the game.
“I couldn’t get as much on it as I wanted to, to put it over the top of that ‘backer,” Cutler said of the interception. “It was unfortunate, hurt the team. I knew I was putting the team, especially the offense, in jeopardy at that point. … I knew my day was done.”
According to ESPN Stats & Information, Graham has gone out into pass routes 62.1 percent of the time and blocked on 37.9 percent of his snaps.