Chicago Bears’ middle linebacker D.J. Williams tore a pectoral muscle during the third quarter of Thursday night’s 27-21 win over the New York Giants and will miss the rest of the season, according to the Chicago Tribune.
Second-round rookie Jon Bostic replaced Williams for the remainder of the game and will take the first string spot now. Bostic, played 21 snaps Thursday night.
“I made a lot of mistakes out there,” Bostic said. “I’ve got to get settled back in and just play by our rules.”
Bostic, 22, a University of Florida product has recorded three tackles (2 solo, 1 asst) this season. Next Sunday’s game against the Washington Redskins will be his first start at middle linebacker.
The 31 year-old Williams, recorded 27 tackles (19 solo, 8 assts), two sacks, and one forced fumble in six games this season. Prior to joining the Bears this spring, he spent nine seasons with the Denver Broncos.
Williams has yet to comment publicly on his season ending injury.