Lake Forest, IL (SportsNetwork.com) - Chicago Bears wide receiver Brandon Marshall has been released from a local hospital, four days after injuring his ribs and lung in Thursday's game against the Dallas Cowboys.
Marshall, who was also placed on injured reserve Monday to end his season, suffered two fractured ribs as the result of a hit from Cowboys safety Barry Church during the second quarter of Chicago's 41-28 loss. The lung injury is what was keeping the Pro Bowl wideout hospitalized.
Marshall was transported to the hospital shortly after being helped off the field and taken to the locker room following the collision. He later sent out a Twitter message stating: "Thanks for the Prayers. .. I'm Good."
The five-time Pro Bowl selection had three catches for 61 yards prior to exiting Thursday's game. For the season, Marshall recorded 61 receptions totaling 721 yards. He is tied for the team lead with eight touchdown catches.
To replace Marshall on the roster, the Bears signed wide receiver Josh Bellamy from the practice squad. Bellamy has appeared in nine games over three seasons with Kansas City (2012), Washington (2013) and Chicago (2014), appearing mostly on special teams. He also spent time on San Diego's practice squad in 2013 and Kansas City's in 2012.
Chicago also signed linebacker Jonathan Brown to the practice squad.