Lloyd, Booker hobbled by knee injuries

October 2nd, 2008 - 12:08 pm

A pair of Bears receivers were sidelined Wednesday with knee injuries. Brandon Lloyd, who hurt his knee against the Eagles and could not finish the game, has a knee sprain that could prevent him from playing against the Lions this week. Marty Booker, meanwhile, has a minor knee injury that he’s nursing.

The loss of Lloyd could have an adverse affect on the passing game. Lloyd has so far separated himself from the rest of the pack and has become Kyle Orton’s go-to guy.

Booker only has three catches this year, one for a touchdown last week against the Eagles.

Lloyd sounded optimistic about the injury, though.

“It’s just a sprain,” Lloyd said. “I’m going to treat it like an ankle sprain. Whenever I’m healthy enough to get going, I’ll be back out there.

“I knew it wasn’t too serious. It was just a matter of how long the recovery was going to take. I feel like they need me out there. I feel like I’m letting them down by not being out there.”