Rome Odunze Sidelined by Injury Concern at Bears Minicamp

The Chicago Bears are without their star rookie on the second day of rookie minicamp.
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Now that the Chicago Bears are done reshaping their roster, it is time to take a first look at the new faces. Obviously, how the rookies are looking is the most important thing for the Bears as Chicago is currently holdings its rookie minicamp.

Naturally, their two prized rookies Caleb Williams and Rome Odunze are at the top of the minds of Bears fans. Unfortunately, however, Odunze is being kept out of practice because of a hamstring injury. According to Dan Wiederer of the Chicago Tribune, the talented pass-catcher will not participate in Saturday's practice.

Bears Rookie Rome Odunze Out of Saturday's Practice With Injury

On the surface, this doesn't seem like a big deal. Hamstring tightness sounds innocuous.

However, Bears fans are understandably cautious in their reaction to this update. Hamstrings can be notoriously tricky. They can have a propensity to linger for a while if not given proper rest and treatment. Plus, Bears hopefuls know all too well the feeling of being disappointed after a highly coveted prospect suffers unexpected preseason injuries.

There is no reason to be concerned about Odunze for now. However, it's important to keep an eye out for any updates on his status. It also behooves the Bears to make sure they don't rush him back out there. Anything that could jeopardize his athleticism and explosiveness in the long run would be a huge blow for Chicago.

The Bears are holding OTA offseason workouts starting on May 20, followed by the mandatory minicamp on June 4-6. We will get a better idea of where Odunze is physically by then.

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