Marquess Wilson has fractured clavicle

Marquess Wilson has fractured clavicle

Bears wide receiver Marquess Wilson, the club’s No. 3 pass catcher heading into the season, fractured his clavicle in today’s practice and is out indefinitely.

Chicago Bears wide receiver Marquess Wilson fractured his clavicle during today’s training camp practice. There is no timetable for his return.

Wilson suffered the injury diving for a deep ball in the end zone during team drills. He stayed on the turf for a few moments, then rose to his feet but could not move his right arm. Trainers looked him over briefly before Wilson was carted off the field.

“I’m extremely disappointed,” Marc Trestman said after practice. “He was ascending.”

This is a big blow to Chicago’s offense, as Wilson was slated to be the club’s No. 3 wide receiver this season. To make matters worse, Wilson has looked outstanding in camp to this point.

"I was just trying to make a play," Wilson said after practice. "It was an opportunity. Me being a receiver, I saw the ball and said 'Go get it.' "I look back at it and I probably shouldn't have done it but it just happened."

A fractured clavicle can take anywhere from 6-8 weeks before a person can begin physical therapy. Typical recover time for a broken collarbone is roughly three months.

Wilson said he's unclear when he'll return and is unsure if he'll need surgery.

The Bears will turn to the rest of the team’s backup wide receivers to fill Wilson’s spot and could look to free agency to add more competition at the position.


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