Bears center Grasu leaves scrimmage with ‘fairly serious’ knee injury

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CHICAGO — The first few hours of the Bears Family Fest was as advertised, but then things took a turn for the worse.

It started with a heated scrum in the trenches, spearheaded by newcomer Ted Larsen and Lamin Barrow.

But, what came next really put a damper on an otherwise productive day: Hroniss Grasu, the Bears front runner to start at center, left the field on a cart with a right knee injury.

Although the severity is still unknown, Head Coach John Fox described it as a non-contact injury that appears to be "fairly serious."

Grasu is one of the few offensive lineman on the depth chart with any starting experience, working with the Bears first unit in half of their games last year.

If Grasu can't go to start the season, rookie Cody Whitehair may be in line to take the bulk of the snaps.