Former Chicago Bears running back Tarik Cohen was on a mission to return to form after suffering a torn ACL one year ago but he hit a snag.
During a training session which was being aired on Instagram Live, Cohen suffered another significant lower leg injury while he was completing a drill.
Many people believe the injury is a torn achilles as you can hear Cohen’s achilles pop:
Cohen tore his ACL in Week 3 of the 2020 season and hasn’t played since. At the time of Cohen’s release, ESPN’s Adam reported Cohen is still unable to pass a physical, stemming from that injury.
When healthy, Cohen was one of the most dynamic players on the Bears roster. As a dual-threat weapon, he racked up 1,101 rushing yards, 1,575 receiving yards and 14 total touchdowns in 51 career games. He made big impacts in the return game, too, and was named a First-Team All-Pro for his punt return prowess in 2018. That season he averaged 12.5 yards per return and led the league with 411 total punt return yards. He also returned one punt for a touchdown in 2017.
One week ago, Tarik Cohen posted a heart-wrenching story on The Players’ Tribune: