Biggs: Tillman released from hospital

Chicago Bears cornerback Charles Tillman was released from the hospital Wednesday night.

Tillman left Northwestern Memorial Hospital after a 48-hour stay. He suffered cracked ribs on his right side and a bruised lung in the fourth quarter of Monday night’s victory over the Minnesota Vikings at Soldier Field.

Tillman and safety Craig Steltz were converging on Visanthe Shiancoe. The tight end got low and instead of hitting him, Steltz went helmet-first into the side of Tillman. The blow shifted his rib cage, causing the lung injury. Tillman was on oxygen as he was carted off the field and to a waiting ambulance.

Tillman, who underwent surgery in the offseason for back and shoulder issues, will require four to eight weeks to heal. The Bears are expected to start Corey Graham in his place Sunday at Detroit.

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