Chicago Bears News: Chase Claypool already dealing with injury

Chicago Bears, Chase Claypool (Photo by Michael Reaves/Getty Images)
Chicago Bears, Chase Claypool (Photo by Michael Reaves/Getty Images) /

When the Chicago Bears traded for former Pittsburgh Steelers wide receiver Chase Claypool last year, it was safe to say that they took a huge gamble.

The pick they sent to Pittsburgh ended up being the first pick in the second round, while Claypool came to Chicago and ended his first seven games with 14 receptions for 140 yards. Needless to say, the Bears are going to require far more of Claypool going forward, especially if he wants to be back after this last year of his contract runs out.

With the team participating in minicamp this week, there was good news and bad news when it came to the roster. Head coach Matt Eberflus noted that they have everyone present for camp, which is fantastic. Not every team can say the same.

However, Eberflus also hinted at Claypool dealing with multiple injuries, which is why he did not practice on Tuesday.

Should the Chicago Bears be concerned about Chase Claypool’s injuries?

“Just a few minor things that he’s working with,” Eberflus said of Claypool. “What’s great about this time of year is we have the luxury of him working with the trainers.”

At the moment, we really don’t know what is going on with Claypool. Coaches don’t necessarily have to disclose a whole lot because we’re not in season. So, it could truly be some minor issues. It could also be serious.

Regardless, we don’t know and probably won’t know for a while; at least, until he either gets on the field during minicamp or waits until training camp.

More Eberflus:

“He’s not on a time crunch, and we can get him fully healthy working into the summer because we have 40 days when we break from here to get ready for that report to training camp. So, that’s what we’re trying to do.”

Claypool has been very healthy for his entire career, missing just four games in two seasons, with a pair of those coming last year during his time in Chicago.

Hopefully, this is nothing too serious and he can get on the field sooner rather than later. Otherwise, fans will grow louder and louder over what will go down as a botched trade by Ryan Poles last season.

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