Up front, it’s important to note that the injury to Bears wide receiver Cameron Meredith’s thumb is not yet considered a long-term concern.
However, it might have him out a little longer than initially expected, and it might also require surgery.
Dan Wiederer of the Chicago Tribune reports surgery to repair an injured ligament in Meredith’s thumb has not been ruled out, which could theoretically impact the timeline of his return to full football activities. Again, long-term, that might not be a concern, but you’d love to have Meredith, as the Bears’ best returning receiver, available to work with his new quarterbacks as much as possible this summer.
Meredith injured his thumb on Thursday, one day after throwing out a ceremonial first pitch at a White Sox-Red Sox game on Wednesday. As it stands, Meredith is expected to miss six to eight weeks, which would mean that the Bears’ top pass catcher might not be ready for the opening week of training camp.
Camp opens July 26, or a little over seven weeks from today.
Luis Medina contributed to this post.