06/13/17 - G Kyle Long had ankle surgery during the offseason and it was a severe injury. He is taking longer to come back and lost weight to take pressure off his leg. "He did some explosion work this past week," coach John Fox said. "He's right on target. We still got some time after this is over, six to seven weeks. It'll be touch-and-go whether he's ready for the first day of training camp or maybe early on in camp. But he's doing well."
05/30/17 - G Kyle Long worked on the side with rehabbing players Tuesday as he tries to come back from a severe ankle injury and surgery. The Bears might be considering moving Long to the left side this year after he played right guard last year. Josh Sitton would move to right guard from left.
It's possible the injury has something to do with Long's weight loss. He lost weight to take pressure off his ankle following surgery.
11/21/16 - G Kyle Long (ankle), who is on injured reserve, will undergo surgery on Monday, according to John Fox. He will also need shoulder surgery at a later date.
11/16/16 - G Kyle Long (ankle) officially went on injured reserve Tuesday, meaning Ted Larsen will step in at right guard. It has been an injury-filled season for Long, starting with a calf injury that kept him out in preseason. Shoulder and triceps injuries followed, and now the ankle.
11/14/16 - G Kyle Long had to be carted off with an ankle injury Sunday.
11/14/16 - G Kyle Long (ankle) left Sunday's game on a cart. Later he had an air cast put on his right ankle. Unconfirmed reports have Long missing the rest of the season and Ted Larsen replacing him at right guard.
11/10/16 - G Kyle Long (triceps) practiced in full on Thursday, one day removed from participating on a limited basis in the session. Long, who sat out one game with the injury, is expected to be ready to play against Tampa Bay on Sunday.
11/09/16 - G Kyle Long (triceps) practiced on a limited basis Wednesday after missing the last game and part of the previous one due to injury. He anticipates being able to play and will likely be a game-time decision.
11/01/16 - RG Kyle Long did not play after suffering a quadriceps injury last week against Green Bay.
11/01/16 - G Kyle Long (triceps) missed Monday's game after coming out of the game against the Packers game the previous week. Long was doubtful for the game. He is day-to-day.
10/27/16 - T Kyle Long (triceps) did not practice Thursday and is day-to-day. He suffered the injury in the Oct. 20 loss to Green Bay and came out. He was replaced in practice Thursday by Ted Larsen, who played for him in the 26-10 loss to the Packers.
10/21/16 - RG Kyle Long (arm) exited in the second quarter, meaning the Bears were without both starting guards.
10/21/16 - G Kyle Long (arm) suffered a first-half injury and left Thursday's game. His status for the next game Oct. 31 is uncertain.
09/29/16 - RG Kyle Long (shoulder) practiced in full Thursday after being limited in Wednesday's practice.
09/28/16 - G Kyle Long (shoulder) practiced on a limited basis Wednesday due to the labrum injury he has been nursing since preseason.
09/11/16 - G Kyle Long will be playing this season for the Bears with a torn labrum in his left shoulder, a source told ESPN's Adam Schefter. Long, who signed a four-year, $40 million contract extension this past week, was questionable for Sunday's season opener at Houston. He tore his labrum last month and was limited in practice this past week
09/07/16 - G Kyle Long signed a four-year extension with the Bears that keeps him under contract through the 2021 season. The extension is worth a reported $40 million with $30 million in guarantees and $23 million fully guaranteed.
Long, a three-time Pro Bowler, has started 47 games (31 at right guard and 16 at right tackle) in three NFL seasons (2013-15) with Chicago. He is one of seven players in Bears history to earn a Pro Bowl nod in each of his first three professional seasons.
09/07/16 - G Kyle Long (shoulder) practiced on a limited basis Wednesday. Long officially signed his contract extension Wednesday for four more years. He had two years remaining on an existing deal. Long said the shoulder injury had no impact on the talks to finish the deal, which has been reported at four years and $40 million.
09/04/16 - RG Kyle Long signed a contract extension worth a reported $40 million over four years. Long's original contract was set to expire after 2017.
08/29/16 - G Kyle Long (shoulder) remains out and is day to day.
08/25/16 - OT Kyle Long's status for the season-opener remains unclear due to a shoulder issue. The Chicago Tribune, citing unnamed sources, said it is a labrum issue. The Bears are not confirming this. Coach John Fox wouldn't say whether he thought Long would start the opener. "It doesn't really matter what I think," Fox said. "There are medical people involved and when he's cleared, he'll play."
08/21/16 - RG Kyle Long (shoulder) missed practice Saturday and Sunday. Without Long, the Bears moved center Ted Larsen to right guard and allowed Cornelius Edison time at center with the first team.
08/05/16 - RG Kyle Long returned Wednesday after suffering a July 28 calf strain. He participated on a limited basis, then went through his first full practice in pads on Thursday. Long reported no problems.
08/02/16 - RG Kyle Long missed all but one practice and is day to day with a calf injury heading into Wednesday's second week of practices.
06/15/16 - G Kyle Long has inherited the leadership job with the offensive line after veterans Roberto Garza and Matt Slauson left over the course of a two-year period. It's an especially important role since offensive linemen always tend to be among a team's closest knit groups. "Obviously without Matt, we kind of looked around and were like 'who's going to do this?'" Long said.
"And (tackle Charles) Leno was like, 'You got it dude. You can organize the group text.' We've got a great group of guys and we've got a coach that's fired up about football every day and treats us like family. That's all you can ask for.