Roquan Smith Suffers Minor Injury During Bears Practice

Roquan Smith Suffers Minor Injury During Bears Practice

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Roquan Smith Suffers Minor Injury During Bears Practice


Chicago Bears linebacker Roquan Smith tweaked his hamstring during practice on Tuesday, just a week after signing a contract ending a one month holdout.

The former Georgia linebacker’s hamstring tightened up a few minutes after practice began, forcing the Bears to shut him down. Considering the regular season does not begin for roughly three weeks, Chicago decided to play it safe and not risk any further damage.

“It’s more precautionary than anything,” Nagy said via the Chicago Sun-Times. “The biggest thing for us when you’re not that far in with him [is] we have to be a little bit careful because we don’t know where he’s at. So anytime you [have] something like this, where you just feel even the slightest thing, we want to make sure we’re being smart about it.”

Bears head coach Matt Nagy mentioned after practice that this could put Smith, the team’s first round draft pick, in jeopardy of playing in week one against the Green Bay Packers

“We’re not going to put anybody out there that doesn’t feel like they’re 100 percent mentally and physically. It’s going to be close for sure, without a doubt.”

Injury is always a risk for players who recently return from a holdout, as they are just simply not in peak physical shape like the rest of their teammates.

“You work out and do all the running you can,” Smith said, “but it’s nothing like football shape.”

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