Anthony Miller Left Bears Practice Early With Leg Injury (UPDATE: "I'm Good")

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Anthony Miller Left Bears Practice Early With Leg Injury (UPDATE: “I’m Good”)

Chicago Bears

An injury to a key cog in the Bears’ offense has popped up in the team’s final training camp practice at Bourbonnais.

Hopefully it’s not serious:

Second-year wide receiver Anthony Miller appeared to be injured in a one-on-one drill during Saturday’s training camp practice. And even though Miller walked off under his own power, the apparent leg injury was serious enough to take him off the practice field and move him inside for a look. Patrick Finley of the Sun-Times tweets Head Coach Matt Nagy will provide an update after practice.

A shoulder injury limited Miller last season, but an offseason surgery repaired that issue. There was palpable buzz surrounding what Miller could do with two healthy shoulders and a year of pro experience under his belt, but a significant leg injury could be a setback. With that in mind, the expectation is that every precaution will be taken with the big picture in mind. Keeping the team’s most important players healthy throughout training camp and the preseason has been a priority for the Bears and their new training staff since Nagy’s arrival, and I don’t expect for that to change any time soon. So, there is at least a little reason to be hopeful this is just an abundance-of-caution situation.

UPDATE: Whew. Thanks for the sideline report, sir:

UPDATE 2: Well, he deleted the tweet, but that was probably because of some rules about social media and/or injury updates. Odds are strong that he is, indeed, good.

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