Chicago Bears: 5 takeaways after week one of training camp

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Danny Trevathan Chicago Bears
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Oh no, not again

The Bears are all too familiar with losing players to injuries. Over the past two seasons, they have lost significant players for extended periods of time. In fact, they have been at or near the top of the league in injuries.

They did take substantial steps in the offseason to remedy this issue. It started when they let go of their training, and strength and conditioning staffs. Ryan Pace hired Jason Loscalzo as the new strength and conditioning staff and Andre Tucker as the new head athletic trainer.

However, just a week into camp, there have already been a number of injuries which, if they linger, could have huge impacts on the defense. To be clear, I am not referring to the planned days off given to Kyle Long and Allen Robinson. Those players are coming off significant injuries/surgeries and it’s just smart to ease them back into things.

Rather I am referring to Danny Trevathan mysteriously being absent from activities, and Aaron Lynch not being able to stay on the field. Trevathan apparently showed up to camp with a hamstring injury and has not been able to get on the field since.

Lynch, on the other hand, showed up healthy but injured his hamstring almost immediately. For a guy that has had trouble staying on the field for a variety of reasons, this isn’t helpful. Nor is it helpful to the Bears who are counting on him to provide some pass rush help.

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Granted, it’s early and perhaps minor tweaks like this are expected after a long layoff. However, if injuries continue to be an issue this season, any hope of a surprise season is likely out the door.