Turk McBride done for season

Updated: July 29, 2013, 5:21 PM ET
By Jeff Dickerson | ESPNChicago.com

Chicago Bears defensive end Turk McBride ruptured an Achilles tendon in practice Monday, the team announced, and it's believed he's done for the season.

Bears head coach Marc Trestman sounded as if McBride had a decent shot to make the final 53-man roster if the injury had never occurred.

"He has worked so hard, probably as high effort a guy as we've had on this team since the spring on a daily basis," Trestman said. "We're really disappointed for him."

McBride, 27, was signed to a one-year deal in the offseason after splitting his first six seasons between the Kansas City Chiefs, Detroit Lions and New Orleans Saints.

In other Bears injury news, offensive lineman Jermon Bushrod suffered a right calf strain early Monday and is listed as day to day. Bushrod sat out nearly the entire practice but never left the field until the workout ended. The two-time Pro Bowl selection was wearing a walking boot on campus later in the afternoon.

"The whole boot is just precautionary just to take a little of the stress off it," Bushrod said. "I tweaked it a little bit. It's nothing too crazy. We'll see how it's feeling the next couple of days."

Bushrod said he did not expect to have to undergo an MRI. The Bears are not scheduled to practice again until Wednesday.

"Honestly, it just happened so we want to just see how it's feeling," Bushrod said. "We're going to take it day by day, but it's nothing crazy. I just need to rest it, ice it and do what I have to do to get back out there. The good thing is the player in me usually just wants to get back out there and I wanted to keep going, but I didn't want to make it any worse. But I need my calf, you know, I need my calf so I didn't want to push it too far. It'll be okay."

Veteran Jonathan Scott replaced Bushrod at left tackle on the first team.

"I thought it went well," Scott said. "I had no problems out there. None at all. It was fine."

Brandon Marshall, who underwent a surgical procedure on his hip in the offseason, received the day off to rest.

And defensive end Cheta Ozougwu was sidelined with a sore hamstring.

Jeff Dickerson | email

Chicago Bears beat reporter
Dickerson has been the Bears beat reporter for ESPN Chicago since 2004. He is also a talk-show host on ESPN 1000 and the ESPN Radio network.

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