John Fox says Alshon Jeffery has mild hamstring strain


After wide receiver Alshon Jeffery left Wednesday’s practice early, coach John Fox said that Jeffery was dealing with muscle tightness without specifying which muscle was causing the problem.

Fox shed a bit more light on Jeffery’s condition Thursday when he said the wideout has a hamstring strain that he described as mild. Fox also downplayed the level of concern about Jeffery’s injury.

“We get concerned about everybody, whether they’re injured or not practicing,” Fox said, via the Chicago Sun-Times. “On the other hand, we don’t get too concerned. We’ve got guys to take their place. We got [roster] numbers. We’re at 89 now. So it’s part of camp.”

Fox’s lack of concern may not be shared throughout Chicago after Jeffery was limited to nine games because of soft tissue injuries, including one to his hamstring. Jeffery didn’t take part in the team’s voluntary work this offseason because he was in Florida working out on his own in hopes of putting an end to those injuries.

The early results of that work don’t look great and the Bears will have to hope that it isn’t the first chapter of a sequel to last season.

16 responses to “John Fox says Alshon Jeffery has mild hamstring strain

  1. I wonder how much Da Bears will get out of him for $14M this year…….maybe parts of 8 games.

  2. Well, I think we can see where this is going now. Whether its work ethic (the rap in college and beyond), or just that his body won’t cooperate, at least the Bears can know early in camp that they won’t be able to rely on AJ – or Eddie Royal for that matter. Now its on the Boy Wonder gm to act accordingly.

  3. Let’s see… Concussions for Royal and Miller, and now hamstring for Jeffrey. Just waiting to get the breaking news on Kevin White, and we will be in the exact same situation as last season!
    At least the backup receiving crew has gotten plenty of reps over the last year.

  4. He would have had a better chance of working on the soft tissue issues with the benefit of the Bears trainers. But no… he thought it was in his best interests to train my himself the same way he prepared last year. You know…. the year he had soft tissue injuries.
    Going with the franchise tag was smart. He is very talented but he won;t do everything he possibly can to get better. Doesn’t seem to have the eye of the tiger, but he is super talented. He could be really special if he wanted to be. He’s pretty damned good already when he is healthy

  5. Pace is already looking like a genius for not committing long term. At 8 games (which is where I put the over/under on Alshon’s availability this year) #17 will be damn expensive on a per-game basis but at least the Bears can walk away after this season.

  6. This idiot wants #1 money. He’s #1 alright. #1 on the injury report.

    Alshon sucks.

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