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Alshon Jeffery held out of practice with a groin injury

Kirby Lee-USA TODAY Sports

Just when we think Chicago Bears' wide out Alshon Jeffery is hitting his stride after missing 4 games with a hamstring injury, he tweaks his groin at Wednesday's practice and is subsequently held out today.

In the last three games Jeffery has grabbed 28 receptions for 414 yards and 2 TDs so if he were forced to miss another game, it would be a big blow to the offense. Especially since wide out Eddie Royal is still not practicing with his knee injury.

When asked if he feels Jeffery is injury prone, head coach John Fox said, "No. We're in a very physical, combative game."

Offensive coordinator Adam Gase chimed in about the possibility of not having Jeffery available this week, "That's what the NFL is all about. No one's going to feel sorry for you."

Defensive lineman Mitch Unrein (illness) and outside linebacker Pernell McPhee (knee) both were also held out of practice today.

Starting running back Matt Forte was limited for a 2nd consecutive day with his knee injury. Also limited were inside linebacker Shea McClellin (knee), corner Tracy Porter (hip), safety Antrel Rolle (ankle) and tackle Jermon Bushrod (shoulder).

Porter was a full participant at yesterday's practice, so his injury is another new development.