Chicago Bears running back Jeremy Langford is expected to miss four to six weeks with a sprained ankle, a source told ESPN's Adam Schefter.
Bears coach John Fox confirmed earlier Monday that Langford had a sprained ankle in the Bears' 31-17 loss to the Dallas Cowboys, but did not provide a timetable for his return.
Langford wore a walking boot in the AT&T Stadium visitors' locker room after the game.
Rookie fifth-round pick Jordan Howard replaced Langford and rushed for 45 yards on nine carries, plus he caught four balls for 47 yards. He seems the logical choice to replace Langford and was already getting a lot of interest from fantasy owners as Langford struggled at times this year. However, Fox was quick to point out Monday that Howard is just a rookie. The story added the Bears, on Wednesday, will re-evaluate running back KaDeem Carey, who sat out Week 3 with a hamstring injury. Chicago also recently signed tailback/returner Raheem Mostert after Carey got hurt. Carey, especially, could cut into Howard's workload if he's active.