The Chicago Bears managed to hold off the Washington Redskins and come away with the victory. However, they were dealt a blow with a knee injury to Akiem Hicks.

Hicks took a bad hit to the knee during the game and was immediately taken to the locker room. He was soon designated as doubtful to return, as his knee injury appeared to be serious.

Plenty of Chicago fans hoped that their Pro Bowl defensive tackle will be able to return to the team on time. Nonetheless, head coach Matt Nagy gave the fans an ominous update about his condition.

Hicks has become an important component of the Bears' defense ever since joining in 2016. He's started in every single game, making three fumble recoveries, 24 sacks, and 167 tackles.

It will be the first time he would miss a Bears game if he can't play against the Minnesota Vikings.

His incredible performance on defense has helped the Bears become one of the best defensive teams in the NFL. In fact, they looked great after a close loss to the Green Bay Packers in the first game of the season.

Hicks himself was positive about the team's chances before he got injured, as reported by Bears Wire:

“So you look for every play you could’ve done just a little better. You look for every play you maybe missed your assignment that you’ve got to shore up your technique and play better. We’re not interested in moral victories here. We’re interested in playing good football.”

Chicago will sorely miss his dependable production on defense if he does sit out Week 4. The Vikings will be even tougher opposition without him on the sideline.