Bears WR Alshon Jeffery. (AP)

Bears WR Alshon Jeffery sidelined with strained calf

SHARE Bears WR Alshon Jeffery sidelined with strained calf
SHARE Bears WR Alshon Jeffery sidelined with strained calf

The Bears’ injury situation at receiver has gotten worse. Alshon Jeffery wasn’t in uniform Thursday for the preseason game against the Miami Dolphins because of a strained calf.

Coach John Fox said after the Bears’ 27-10 victory that Jeffery was on crutches and in a protective boot because of his calf injury. Fox called Jeffery “day to day.”

“It’s to immobilize it,” Fox said of the boot and crutches. “It’s just to keep him from using it a little [and] to speed up the healing process.”

Jeffery, who wasn’t on the sideline against the Dolphins, was hurt in a closed practice at Olivet Nazarene University on Tuesday night.

The Bears also have been without first-round draft pick Kevin White (shin) for all of training camp. He remains on the physically-unable-to-perform list.

Will Jeffery return to practice in Bourbonnais?

“He’ll be back in Bourbonnais; he has to be because he has to get treatment,” Fox said. “But I can’t … I don’t know yet. I’ll keep you posted.”

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