The Bears injury issues continue to hurt the team’s depth
Last season the Bears could not get over the injury bug. It effectively ended their season. This season was supposed to be the start of something new. However, the injury bug has bit again, and it has affected the team’s depth throughout the summer.
First, the team got the unfortunate news that Pernell McPhee would start training camp on the PUP, and could be there for the start of the regular season. From there was the surprise appendectomy from Markus Wheaton followed by a broken finger. Eric Kush could not escape the bug and found himself sidelined for the season with a hamstring issue. Now, we add Ka’Deem Carey to the list with a wrist injury.
The injury is expected to take six weeks to heal. That is going to hold him out until week four of the regular season. What hurts about this is that Carey was making strong momentum towards being a contributor this season.
The team has been unable to get Jeremy Langford on the practice field long enough to get a real look at him. In his absence, Carey has taken over and has proved that he is roster-able. Carey provided help on special teams during both of the Bears preseason games and looked like an asset on that unit.
While he is only averaging 3.8 yards per carry in the preseason, he had momentum swinging his way when it comes to making the roster. Now, Carey is a major question mark, and the team has to decide how exactly they want to handle an injury that could push deep into the first quarter of the season.