Danny Trevathan shows up to camp ahead of schedule

CHICAGO, IL - NOVEMBER 27: Rashad Johnson
CHICAGO, IL - NOVEMBER 27: Rashad Johnson /

Danny Trevathan will not start his season on the PUP, which may mean that he will be ready for the season opener

While the Bears received some surprising news in a bad way when it comes to the injury status of Pernell McPhee, they made up for it with some good injury news coming from Danny Trevathan. Trevathan, who ruptured his patellar tendon in late November was back on the field on Thursday, practicing in a limited role with his teammates.

This news should come as a bit of a surprise. Patellar tendons are scary injuries, and it caused his new teammate Victor Cruz to miss an entire season. Cruz was injured earlier into the season than Trevathan was as well.

It was anticipated that Trevathan would start the season on the PUP, and would miss the first six games of the season. However, the moment Trevathan stepped foot on the practice field without his PUP designation, that idea went out the window. Now, Trevathan is ineligible to be on the PUP list. If he is going to miss a long period of time, he would have to go to the injured reserved list, which typically will end a player’s season.

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However, the Bears have to feel good about getting him back not only this season but before week six. Trevathan was in great spirits after practice and head coach John Fox mentioned that he was encouraged by the status of Trevathan and that he was much further along than expected.

This will be news worth following on a day-to-day basis, but the early indication is that Trevathan will be an active helper for the Bears much earlier than anticipated this season.