Lucas Patrick to miss time with hand injury, hopes to be back for Week 1

NFL: JUN 15 Chicago Bears Minicamp
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The Bears signed Lucas Patrick as a free agent this offseason to take over as their center, but his transition into that role hit a bump this week.

Patrick had to leave Thursday’s practice early after suffering an injury to his right hand. According to multiple reports, Patrick suffered a broken thumb and will need to have surgery to repair the injury.

Those reports also indicate that the current belief is that Patrick will be able to return in time to play in the season opener.

Patrick started 28 games for the Packers over the last two seasons and he made 73 overall appearances during his five years in Green Bay. He signed a two-year deal with the Bears in March.

6 responses to “Lucas Patrick to miss time with hand injury, hopes to be back for Week 1

  1. Given the Bears O-line is probably going to be shaky as best and its depth paper-thin, this is not news I want to be hearing as a fan in July.

  2. Maybe we can get Kreutz if we’re willing to pay him $20/hr? 🤷🏼‍♂️

  3. They’re not playing Tecmo Bowl here, injuries happen. My guess is he’ll get surgery and be practicing soon with a club on his hand. He can still lift and run.

    This isn’t a pulled muscle.

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