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Julius Peppers returns after knee injury

Updated: October 11, 2011, 2:04 AM ET
By Michael C. Wright | ESPNChicago.com

DETROIT -- Defensive end Julius Peppers sustained a left knee injury in the first half of Chicago's 24-13 loss to the Detroit Lions on Monday night, but the extent of the damage wasn't immediately known.

Peppers left the game early in the second half, but returned with 8:18 remaining before halftime. Walking out of the visiting locker room at Ford Field with a noticeable limp, Peppers declined to speak with reporters.

"He tried to suck it up and go back out there," Bears ...

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