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LAKE FOREST, Ill. — Chicago Bears wide receiver N’Keal Harry suffered what appeared to be a serious ankle injury during Saturday’s training camp practice, a source told ESPN’s Jeremy Fowler.
Harry, 24, went down on the first game of team practice when a screen pass went his way. The wide receiver appeared to have his ankle rolled up when linebacker Nicholas Morrow tackled him. The receiver could not bear any weight on his left ankle and had to be helped off the field by a trainer and teammate.
The team is still awaiting further evaluation of the severity of Harry’s injury, and no decision has been made on how long he will be sidelined.
Chicago coach Matt Eberflus is not scheduled to speak to reporters until Tuesday, when the team practices at Soldier Field during the Bears’ family celebration. Eberflus said after practice Saturday that he didn’t know much about Harry’s injury, only that the team would monitor it in the coming days.
“I just saw him come down,” Eberflus said. “I saw the play and I don’t really know much from there. We’ll obviously do the evaluation and as soon as I get it we can send it back to you. And if it’s a longer situation we’ll let you know what it is . If it’s day by day, we say that too.”
Harry, a 2019 first-round pick, was traded from New England to Chicago in July in exchange for a seventh-round pick in 2023. Hans totaled 33 games in three seasons with the Patriots and had 57 receptions for 598 receiving yards and four touchdowns .
At the start of training camp, the wide receiver talked about the fresh start he got with the Bears, where he was in contention for one of the starting roles behind top-producing wideout Darnell Mooney.
“I just feel like it fits me well,” Harry said on July 27. “Coming into the building, even coming into the building, I just felt a lot of good vibes. Everybody here is excited. Looking forward to the season and it’s just a reset for me, a good reset.”
In addition to Harry, the Bears are down three of their top four wide receivers, including Byron Pringle, who had a quad injury with no timetable for a return, and rookie Velus Jones Jr., whose injury is listed as day-to-day according to Eberflus, but missed a second training in a row on Sunday.