UPDATE: The article has been updated with more information surrounding the exact severity of Newsome’s injury.
Bears head coach Matt Nagy announced in a press conference on Wednesday that rookie wide receiver Dazz Newsome injured his shoulder in Tuesday’s practice. Soon after, NFL Network’s Tom Pelissero reported that the injury is a broken collarbone. Newsome will receive surgery on Thursday but should be ready to go for training camp.
Nagy mentioned that Newsome hurt his left shoulder going up for a ball in practice. The rookie landed on the shoulder. According to Zack Pearson of Bear Report, Newsome was in a sling but was present at practice today.
Newsome was one of the Bears’ three sixth-round picks in the 2021 NFL Draft, having been selected with the No. 221 pick. An electric athlete who offers special teams value and elusiveness after the catch, it has been widely expected that he will push Anthony Miller for reps at the slot wide receiver position, among other veterans on the roster.