Chicago Bears linebacker Brian Iwuh will undergo an MRI exam on his right knee Wednesday morning after suffering an injury during a Tuesday practice session. Despite having to be carted off the field, Iwuh’s MRI is not expected to reveal any serious damage.
A bit of background on Iwuh and how he might fit into the Bears’ plans in 2010 if the injury is in fact not serious:
The Bears signed Iwuh after the linebacker turned heads during a mini-camp tryout in late May.
“He’s athletic, [he has] quickness and is an ace special teams player,” Bears coach Lovie Smith said. “He’s been active, knows how to get to the ball and has good instincts for a linebacker. He’s not the biggest guy around [standing 6-foot-0, 239 pounds], but he fits the mold of what we look for in that weakside linebacker position.”
Iwuh spent the previous four seasons in Jacksonville, earning the reputation as a standout special teams contributor. He recorded 17 special teams tackles last year and even started two games at linebacker for the Jaguars, who released Iwuh in April.