Chicago Bears receive good news on injured center

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With Teven Jenkins, Lucas Patrick, and Thomas Graham Jr. not at practice for the third day of Chicago Bears training camp, there’s been light shed onto what happened to Lucas Patrick yesterday.

Why did Lucas Patrick leave Day 2 of Chicago Bears training camp?

Per multiple reports, Lucas Patrick left yesterday’s practice for something less major than anticipated.

Patrick was able to leave on his own strength, however, due to the far distance from where Patrick was, the two took a cart to make the trip quicker. However, since Lucas Patrick rode the cart, there was certainly some major speculation on what happened to the important middle-of-the-line veteran.

However, now the cat is out of the bag. Lucas Patrick suffered a broken thumb that will require surgery.

That said, he should be back by the first game of the season; and while that’s all good and dandy, it’s a hit to an already vulnerable offensive line. These reps are important reps for the offensive line to build some chemistry.

That said, it could’ve been a far worse injury. Especially with the speculation of why he needed a cart. Whenever the cart is brought out, it’s usually something knee/leg related, however, in this instance it was just to expedite transportation for the big man.

Given Patrick is a veteran in the league, it’s not as detrimental that he’s missing these reps. That said, learning and getting better as a team doesn’t just happen on the field. The linemen could all meet after practice and have a study session on blocking assignments when certain fronts are presented to them, and thankfully for Lucas Patrick, he won’t have to use his thumb for that.

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The Chicago Bears are lucky this injury wasn’t that serious, otherwise, the health of Justin Fields could be in major jeopardy.

With the season only a handful of weeks away, it’s becoming more and more important for the Bears to perfect their craft as well as they can. The loss of Lucas Patrick certainly hurts that, but the Bears should consider themselves lucky that the timetable for return is what it is.