Tuesday, September 27, 2022

N’Keal Harry Injury Update Reveals How Long He’ll Be Out


The Chicago Bears wide receiver position took several hits on the injury front over the past week. One of the toughest to watch was N’Keal Harry. The team traded for him before training camp in hopes the former 1st round pick might overcome his failures in New England. Early signs were promising. Then he hit the turf during practice and had to be helped off the field. It was later revealed he’d suffered a high ankle sprain.

Severity wasn’t known at the time. Now we have a better idea, courtesy of updates from Mike Garafolo and Ian Rapoport of NFL Network. Harry will undergo tightrope surgery to repair the damage to his ankle. If things go as planned, he can return in two months. Depending on how the Bears handle things, the wide receiver should be back healthy by the start of November. Whether they keep him around that long is unclear.

N’Keal Harry is a conundrum for the Bears.

They traded for him, which would suggest they have high hopes for what he can offer their offense. At the same time, it was only a future 7th round pick. That would be a minuscule loss in the grand scheme if they chose to move on. Much of this may hinge on how fast he can recover from surgery. If things go well, he might return earlier than projected. That is why he is getting tightrope surgery. It offers him a shorter recovery time.

The Bears will likely waive him in the coming days. Presuming he passes through unclaimed, he will then revert to Injured Reserve. Then it becomes a matter of waiting things out. N’Keal Harry still has a chance to become a solid contributor to the Bears’ offense. It’s not like the wide receiver group is stacked with talent. Unless something unexpected happens, he should rejoin the action by late October.


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Reply to  David
Aug 11, 2022 10:34 am

So…… the point of the article is that nobody really knows. It's a 4 to 12 week injury. 😆

Reply to  Erik Lambert
Aug 11, 2022 10:32 am

Interesting 🤔

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Erik Lambert
Aug 11, 2022 7:15 am

Hey guys!
Erik here! Thanks for reading my article about injuries even though, I have zero knowledge about anything medical. I barely received my psychology degree from South Harmon Institute of Technology! YET, here I am. I might be full of SHIT wisdom and SHIT learning skills, BUT, SHIT gave me a pile of tools to waft through any gaping situation!


Aug 11, 2022 7:10 am

There's nothing but conflicting information going on in this article. 1 says 4-6 weeks. That would be end of September. Another says 8 weeks. That would be middle of October. Then we have one that says beginning of November. That's basically 12 weeks. Thanks for the clarity.

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