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The Chicago Bears have been dealing with some key injuries thus far this training camp. More key players suffered injuries during practice.
This time it came in front of 29,000 fans at Soldier Field for "Family Fest" on Saturday night.
Wide receiver Earl Bennett (suspected concussion) and defensive back Kelvin Hayden (left hamstring strain) were two of five Bears players who were forced to leave the night practice.
Bennett was helped off the field after colliding with safety Chris Conte. He will be evaluated for a concussion. The Bears have to be hoping its nothing serious considering Bennett missed two games in 2012 with concussion symptoms.
Hayden has been diagnosed with a left hamstring sprain and is week-to-week. So, expect young corners Isiah Frey and Sherrick McManis to get some valuable playing time early on in preseason with Hayden recovering.
Rookie defensive end Cornelius Washington suffered a strained left elbow and is being called day-to-day.
Wide reciever Alshon Jeffery and defensive end Julius Peppers both left practice with tight hamstrings. Both are expected back to practice soon.
Left tackle Jermon Bushrod (calf strain), linebacker (D.J. Williams), swing tackle Jonathan Scott (knee) and defensive end Jamaal Anderson (knee) were all sat out of practice.
Defensive end Corey Wootton (hip) participated in individual drills, but was on the sidelines for the full team scrimmage.
There’s a little bit [of discomfort]," Wootton said via ESPNChicago.com. "I’m just trying to work through it, be smart at the same time, and just come back when I’m healthy.”
The Bears will hold practice on Monday, Tuesday and Wednesday before heading to Carolina on Thursday. They will battle Cam Newton and the Panthers on Friday night at 7:00 p.m. ET in preseason game one.
Jake Perper is the founder and head writer of Bearsbacker.com. Follow him on Twitter, @Bearsbacker and on Facebook for up to the minute news about the Chicago Bears.
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