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Chicago Bears Training Camp Updates: Pernell McPhee had knee surgery this morning

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Remember on Wednesday when the Chicago Bears placed Pernell McPhee on the PUP list? Not a lot was revealed from the team on that press release, but the next day it was revealed that he failed his physical, so the decision was made to hold him out of camp.

Head coach John Fox also mentioned on Thursday that this latest knee issue wasn’t on the same knee that had troubled him in the past, but that "an irregularity" showed up in the knee during his physical.

Today Fox revealed that McPhee had arthroscopic surgery on the knee, and added that it was “literally a clean up." He also said that he doesn’t think McPhee’s injury is similar to the one suffered by corner Kyle Fuller last year.

Let’s hope not. If you remember Fuller’s scope was reported to keep him out a few games, but then it landed him on injured reserve, which he remained on the entire season.

In other injured Bears’ news from camp today...

Eddie Goldman (NT), Deon Bush (S) and Marcus Cooper (CB) all returned to practice today. Goldman said he got his weight down to 315 so he could be quicker.

Fox said that running back Jeremy Langford “tweaked” the same ankle that he hurt last year, so he was held out of practice.

Linebacker Dan Skuta, who had off-season hip surgery, was held out today as a precaution.

Outside linebacker Lamarr Houston, now healthy after a second ACL injury, said that his recovery has “been tough, but adversity breeds success."