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Posted by ESPN.com's Pat Yasinskas
CHARLOTTE, N.C., -- Just as Carolina scored to cut Chicago's lead to 17-13, there was another very ominous sign for the Bears.
As Jonathan Stewart ran into one end zone, Chicago return man Devin Hester was carted off at the other end of the field. The Bears are saying Hester has an injury to his ribs and won't return.
That leaves Danieal Manning to return kickoffs and Nathan Vasher to handle punt returns.