Bears' Connor Shaw Suffers Gruesome Leg Injury

Ryan Phillips

Connor Shaw left the Chicago Bears’ preseason game against the Kansas City Chiefs after suffering a gruesome leg injury. Shaw was carted off the field and it was later reported he suffered a broken leg just above his left ankle.

With just less than three minutes remaining in the game, Shaw dropped back and was hit by Rakeem Nunez-Roches as he released a throw. Shaw’s left leg appeared to buckle under his body and snap.

Warning, the video below is graphic and you absolutely should not watch if you’re squeamish.

" Connor Shaw injury: — Dane Noble (@WindyCGridiron) August 27, 2016 "

" Connor Shaw injury: — Dane Noble (@WindyCGridiron) August 27, 2016 "

Shaw was in immediate pain and trainers rushed to his side:

" Connor Shaw in pain: — Dane Noble (@WindyCGridiron) August 27, 2016 "

Shaw was 5-for-6 with 68 yards and a touchdown pass before suffering the injury. Reports out of Bears camp claimed he had almost surely solidified a spot on the team’s roster as the third quarterback.

While it’s possible Shaw could return this season, that injury looked really bad and it would be surprising if he did.