Tight end Martellus Bennett said after the Bears’ 31-30 victory against the Vikings that he was in “a lot of pain” after injuring his shoulder trying to make a leaping catch in the back of the end zone.
But it looks like Bennett will be OK
Coach Marc Trestman said Monday that tests on Bennett’s shoulder were negative and that he should play against the Steelers on Sunday.
“He’s got a bruise but nothing significant and with full range of motion today,” Trestman said.
Bennett also said after the win over the Vikings that he would play through the injury. Bennett hurt himself in the second quarter when he jumped for a catch and landed waywardly out of bounds, actually rolling over a camera man beyond the end zone. He only missed a couple of plays.
“At this level I just feel like the tight end is a position you have to play through a lot of injuries and a lot of pain,” said Bennett, who had two touchdown catches against the Vikings. “It’s a tough position to play and I’ve been fortunate enough to not miss any games really in my career and hopefully it stays that way. I played behind a guy (Cowboys’ tight end Jason Witten) who never missed a game, which I hated, but that’s just the standard that I think the tight end has to bring.”