The Bears lost wide receiver Marquess Wilson to a fractured clavicle on Monday and they’re not ready to say when they think their third receiver may be back at work.
The team announced Tuesday that Wilson had successful surgery on the injury, but General Manager Phil Emery said that there’s been no timetable worked out for when Wilson might be ready to resume his duties.
“Like most injuries, everyone is individual,” Emery said, via Chris Emma of CBS Chicago. “Let’s see how he heals, and we’ll make decisions moving forward based on that and how he progresses.”
The Bears could use their one spot on injured reserve designated for a player who can return during the season, but that move would keep Wilson out for at least eight weeks before he could play again. With a month to go before the regular season, that may be longer than Wilson, who has received plenty of glowing notices this offseason, needs so the Bears could also decide to keep him on the 53-man roster and make him inactive on Sundays until he’s ready.
Emma reports that Eric Weems, Chris Williams and Josh Bellamy saw reps in Wilson’s place on Tuesday, although the Bears’ ultimate plans while Wilson is out of the lineup remain up in the air at this point.