Bears Draft Pick Can't Provide Timeline on Return From Injury

Chicago Bears fans are dying to see rookie OT Kiran Amegadjie on the gridiron. Unfortunately, there still isn't a concrete timetable for a return to action.
Rookie OT Kiran Amegadjie still doesn't have a timetable for his return.
Rookie OT Kiran Amegadjie still doesn't have a timetable for his return. / Trevor Ruszkowski-USA TODAY Sports

The Chicago Bears had one of the better 2024 NFL Draft performances and fans got a taste of the team's new blood during last week's rookie minicamp. While it was this newest rookie class' first opportunity to showcase their talents, Kiran Amegadjie was one name who was noticeably absent.

The former Yale offensive tackle missed the entire minicamp as he's still recovering from a quad surgery that he underwent back in October. While Bears fans were hoping to see him back on the gridiron sooner, the latest injury update suggests that they shouldn't hold their breath for now.

Bears News: Latest Kiran Amegadjie is Concerning

After signing his rookie contract on Tuesday, Amegadjie spoke with reporters about his injury recovery. When it came to discussing a return timetable, the rookie OT simply said "we will see" and that he's going to trust Chicago's doctors when it comes to giving him the green light to return to action.

Amegadjie added that nobody knows his body better than him and that he knows "how to communicate that" with doctors. The update comes nearly a week after Bears head coach Matt Eberflus alluded to the rookie blocker staying out of offseason practice until training camp begins.

Amegadjie, who was drafted 75th overall last month, has become a popular player in the Windy City in just a few weeks. The 22-year-old standout was born and raised in Chicago and even played football at Hinsdale Central High School before being accepted to Yale.

The 6-foot-5, 323-pound blocker didn't have an issue displaying his potential during his four-year run with the Bulldogs. Defenders had an extremely tough time beating Amegadjie over the last two seasons as he only allowed nine hurries and one quarterback hit without a sack allowed across 429 passing downs.

His impressive performance saw him named first-team All-Ivy in 2022 before receiving a first-team FCS All-American nod in 2023. If he can bring that same level of protection and success to the NFL, Caleb Williams' job under center will become much easier for years to come.

Considering how he said that he's feeling good, there's no reason to be too worried about Amegadjie just yet. Hopefully, his recovery continues as planned and Bears fans can finally see how good he is when training camp opens in July.

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