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Tarik Cohen suffers Achilles injury during livestreamed workout session: report

Tarik Cohen suffers Achilles injury during livestreamed workout session: report

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Former Chicago Bears running back Tarik Cohen reportedly injured himself during a workout Tuesday that was livestreamed on his Instagram account. 

Cohen was seen back peddling during the drills before jolting forward and suddenly collapsing. Cohen grabbed the back of his leg as he fell to the ground in the video, which was captured on Instagram Live. 

ESPN reported Tuesday evening that Cohen ruptured his Achilles.

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Tarik Cohen #29 of the Chicago Bears jogs across the field following his team’s loss to the New Orleans Saints at Soldier Field on Oct. 20, 2019 in Chicago, Illinois. 
(Nuccio DiNuzzo/Getty Images)

It was the latest setback for the free-agent running back who was released by the Bears earlier this year because of past injuries. 

Cohen suffered a season-ending knee injury against the Atlanta Falcons in Week 3 of the 2020 NFL season and hasn’t played since. At the time of his release, the outlet reported that he was unable to pass a physical.

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Cohen was a fourth-round draft pick by Chicago in 2017, and he had a strong rookie year as a dual-threat running back while also serving time as a kickoff and punt returner. 

Tarik Cohen #29 of the Chicago Bears participates in warm-ups before a preseason game against the Buffalo Bills at Soldier Field on Aug. 30, 2018 in Chicago, Illinois. The Bills defeated the Bears 28-27.  

Tarik Cohen #29 of the Chicago Bears participates in warm-ups before a preseason game against the Buffalo Bills at Soldier Field on Aug. 30, 2018 in Chicago, Illinois. The Bills defeated the Bears 28-27.  
(Jonathan Daniel/Getty Images)

He recorded 53 receptions for 353 yards and rushed for 370 yards during his rookie year. Cohen made the Pro Bowl the next season, catching 71 passes for 725 yards and five touchdowns. He added 444 yards rushing and three rushing touchdowns on 99 carries. 

He also was named a first-team All-Pro punt returner in 2018, as he led the NFL with 33 runbacks for 441 yards, averaging 12.5 yards per return. 

When healthy, the speedy running back was arguably the most dynamic player on the Bears’ offense. 

Tarik Cohen #29 of the Chicago Bears warms up before the NFC Wild Card Playoff game against the Philadelphia Eagles  at Soldier Field on Jan. 6, 2019 

Tarik Cohen #29 of the Chicago Bears warms up before the NFC Wild Card Playoff game against the Philadelphia Eagles  at Soldier Field on Jan. 6, 2019 
(Dylan Buell/Getty Images)

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The incident occurred about a week after Cohen penned an emotional letter to himself that was published in The Players’ Tribune. 

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