Alshon1_999x729.jpg

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.”

Follow me on Twitter @adamjahns

Email: ajahns@suntimes.com

The Latest
The group of five, ranging in age from 16 to 33, were on the sidewalk in the 800 block of South Karlov Avenue about 1:30 a.m. when a fight broke out and shots were fired.
A photograph of yellow lady slippers, a surprising number of new boat owners, sound holiday boating advice, and a find of monarch butterfly eggs are among the notes from around Chicago outdoors and beyond.
The man was on the sidewalk in the 5700 block of South Carpenter Street when someone opened fire, striking him in the head and body. At least 12 evidence markers could be seen on the sidewalk near the man’s body, which was covered with a white sheet.
She signs up for the same 5K’s and got a similar tattoo, among other creepy moves.
Nurses across the country are wondering if the profession is worth the risk after a Tennessee nurse was convicted in a case involving an accidental injection that resulted in a patient’s death.