Earlier today at Halas Hall, Chicago Bears head coach Matt Nagy revealed that wide out Emanuel Hall underwent a similar procedure to tight end Trey Burton. Burton, if you remember, had a sports hernia surgery that was related to the groin issue that kept him out of the wildcard game. If Hall had that same procedure, then it’s likely that he’ll be back at some point for training camp. Nagy said that he expects Burton back in time for camp, and that Burton’s surgery was “like a month or couple weeks” ago.
When the Bears signed Hall as an undrafted free agent out of Missouri, several draft pundits called it one of the steals of the 2019 UDFA class. Hall’s size (6’2”, 201 lbs), speed (4.39 forty), and explosiveness (43½” vertical and a 141” broad jump), gave him a draftable grade by just about every publication and analyst. The reason he fell in the draft could have been related to the reports on his attitude/maturity issues, but he also dealt with hamstring and groin injuries in college.
Whether Hall returns in time for camp or not, his figures to have a tough road to claim a spot on the 53-man roster with a stacked receiver room.
This might be the injury the Bears need to take their time with Hall’s rehab and give him the old “red shirt” treatment.