Bears don’t know if Teven Jenkins will play again this season

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Bears guard Teven Jenkins was stretchered off the field with a neck injury during last Sunday’s game against the Eagles and he went to the hospital for further evaluation.

On Monday, Bears head coach Matt Eberflus said that Jenkins got out of the hospital later in the day and was seeing specialists to gain more information about his next steps. Eberflus said that there was “encouraging” news about Jenkins’ outlook, but added that the team doesn’t yet know if he’ll be able to return to the field this season.

“We’ll see,” Eberflus said, via the Associated Press. “We’ll see. I don’t know yet. I don’t know. All those injury reports will come out tomorrow or we’ll know more as time goes. But that’s where it is right now.”

Jenkins was a second-round pick in 2021 after playing tackle at Oklahoma State, but was limited to six games as a rookie because of a back injury. He moved inside this season and has started 10 of the 12 games he’s played for the Bears.

6 responses to “Bears don’t know if Teven Jenkins will play again this season

  1. Unless you have elite skills, beware of drafting guys out of college with injury history.

  2. Shut him down, and put 4 different and better starters on the OL with him next season. The Bears OL this year has done pretty good at run blocking but they are literally incapable of pass protection and are at their worst in 3rd down passing situations when it matters most.

  3. So a terrible O-line gets even worse. You know what helps a QB develop into a good pocket passer; actually having a pocket to throw from. A lot of folks criticize Fields for not throwing from the pocket more, but his O-line doesn’t give him any time to do so. This isn’t going to help him, or his development any.

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