Alshon Jeffery sidelined by mild calf strain

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BOURBONNAIS – Bears general manager Ryan Pace did have some good news to share about one of his receivers Saturday at Olivet Nazarene University.

Pace said that Alshon Jeffery has a mild calf strain. Jeffery will be held out of the Bears’ next preseason game against the Indianapolis Colts, but he isn’t expected to be sidelined long.

“This isn’t a long-term injury with Alshon,” Pace said.

The Bears will undoubtedly be very cautious with Jeffery, especially after announcing that first-round draft pick Kevin White will undergo surgery for a stress fracture in his left shin.

Jeffery, who suffered his injury on Wednesday, is using crutches and in a protective boot to immobilize his leg.

Right now, Pace isn’t worried about Jeffery missing Week 1 against the Green Bay Packers.

“We don’t anticipate that,” Pace said.

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