Some bad news from Bourbonnais today for the Chicago Bears.
That's wide out Marquess Wilson being carted off the field after coming down hard after trying to catch a deep ball.
The early word is that he has a fractured clavicle (collarbone). That's some tough luck for a player that was set to be the #3 WR for the Bears.
A trip to SportsMD.com tells us that a broken clavicle has approximately a 3 month recovery time, although the Bears have not given a specific time table. Here's what the website tells us.
Athletes can commence assisted, gentle range of motion when they become pain-free and stop using the sling, usually by 4 to 6 weeks. Overhead activities can begin after clinical and radiographic findings confirm bone healing. Return to unrestricted sport activities is generally recommended 4 to 6 weeks after the complete healing, typically by 3 months after the injury or surgical fixation. Most athletes can ultimately expect a full return to sport participation without any consequences after their fracture has healed with satisfactory alignment.
If you remember Green Bay's Aaron Rodgers suffered a broken collarbone in week eight against the Bears on November 4th, 2013 and he didn't return to game action until December 29, 2013, also against the Bears.
Until we know the severity of Wilson's injury all we can do is speculate on his healing process.
The talented young wide receiver has already proven to be a hard worker, so hopefully this will be a minor blip in his successful career.
<blockquote class="twitter-tweet" lang="en"><p>“I’m extremely disappointed. He was continuing to ascend.” — <a href="https://twitter.com/hashtag/Bears?src=hash">#Bears</a> coach Marc Trestman on loss of Marquess Wilson.</p>— Adam Jahns (@adamjahns) <a href="https://twitter.com/adamjahns/statuses/496363640078204929">August 4, 2014</a></blockquote>
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