Melton, Idonije banged up in first half

November, 4, 2012
11/04/12
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NASHVILLE -- Chicago Bears defensive tackle Henry Melton was taken to the locker room in the second quarter of Sunday's game against the Tennessee Titans with an undisclosed injury.

Melton, who entered the game second on the Bears with 4.5 sacks, was on the field to start the second half.

No announcement was made in the press box regarding the injury as the Bears went into halftime with a 31-5 lead over the Tennessee Titans.

Meantime, Bears defensive end Israel Idonije suffered a left leg injury earlier in the second quarter while attempting to tackle Titans running back Chris Johnson, but he did return to the field for the final defensive play of the half.

Idonije remained on the ground for over a minute after the injury before he walked off the field slowly under his own power. Upon reaching the Bears' sideline Idonije immediately went to the trainers table where he had his left shoe re-taped by the team's medical staff.

Idonije was credited with a 12-yard sack on Titans quarterback Matthew Hasselbeck earlier in the game.

Jeff Dickerson | email

Chicago Bears beat reporter
Dickerson has been the Bears beat reporter for ESPN Chicago since 2004. He also hosts weeknight radio shows on ESPN 1000.

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