Jermon Bushrod says calf injury is “nothing crazy”

The Bears entered the offseason with a serious need to upgrade their offensive line, leading them to sign Jermon Bushrod away from the Saints to man left tackle this season.

Bushrod is definitely better than what the Bears had before, but that doesn’t do them much good if Bushrod isn’t able to get on the field because he’s injured. That made his absence from Monday’s practice and the walking boot on his right leg quite noticeable, although the tackle said that the calf injury that led to both developments wasn’t causing him much worry.

“We just want to see how it’s feeling,” Bushrod said, via Mark Potash of the Chicago Sun-Times. “It’s nothing crazy. Just got to rest it and do what I can do to get back out there. I didn’t want to make it any worse. I need my calf. So I didn’t want to push it too much. It’ll be OK.”

There’s no MRI scheduled, which suggests the Bears medical staff has a similar level of confidence that Bushrod’s calf injury is a minor one that should resolve itself quickly. Anything other than that would leave the team with Jonathan Scott or J’Marcus Webb (currently at right tackle) manning Jay Cutler’s blindside and that would feel a little to close to last season for anyone’s comfort.

13 responses to “Jermon Bushrod says calf injury is “nothing crazy”

  1. My guess is that Bob is a disgruntled NO fan, or a typical pork bay sausage fingered, fat woman loving fan

  2. Bob says:
    Jul 30, 2013 8:59 AM
    Bushrod is overrated. The Bears will find that out soon enough.



    But he’s still an upgrade.

  3. He has been over rated for the last few seasons, but he is still an upgrade over any Bears lineman.

  4. It’s funny how you never heard anyone saying he’s overrated before the minor calf injury. why do fans go crazy right before the season starts…anxiety and excited. why does everyone think they know everything until the season starts and their team ends up embarrassing them? sometimes It’s better to think first and remember, its just an internet blog.

  5. i find this hilarious.. that Bushrod.. who was rated as the 2nd best LT in football.. has now become completely overrated because he is now on the O line for the Bears… BUT… if he was in NO he would still be a top LT and this wouldn’t be a story…. he will be a tremendous upgrade at LT!!

  6. Trestman needs to slow it down out
    there. Cutler needs the Pro bowl LT
    that Emery went and picked up. Bushrod is one of the main pieces to Cutler’s new offense and his new contract in Chicago

  7. 2nd rated LT in the league? Hahahaha. If you had seen Brees run for his life last year and take several blind side hits throughout the season, you’d understand where we’re coming from. Again, Bushrod is solid, but to say that he’s the 2nd best LT in the league is exactly what we’re talking about — overrated.

  8. @purpleguy:

    So when Ponder went down with a ‘forearm owie’ last year, and the Heidis lost in the playoffs, was he overrated?

  9. Personally, I can’t say if he’s overrated or not, having never watched him play regularly…That said, ‘solid’ works for me, ’cause that’s still better than what we had at LT last year.

  10. If the Bears overpaid for say the 10th best LT in the NFL it
    won’t kill them. Keeping Webb at starting LT would most likely have killed Cutler and any shot at having a legitimate NFL offense. In some cases overpaying is the lesser of 2 evils.

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