Teven Jenkins is Back at Halas Hall After His Neck Injury (And Could Even Practice This Week!)

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Teven Jenkins is Back at Halas Hall After His Neck Injury (And Could Even Practice This Week!)

Chicago Bears

The encouraging developments on the Teven Jenkins front keep rolling through.

First, it was in Bears Head Coach Matt Eberflus’ comments after the Bears’ game in discussing Jenkins’ status. And today, it comes with Eberflus telling reporters at Halas Hall that Jenkins was back in the building and getting the “day-to-day” treatment. And when asked if Jenkins could practice this week, Eberflus didn’t brush off the idea that Chicago’s top offensive linemen could be a participant.

After watching (and re-watching) the play that injured Jenkins on Sunday against the Eagles, I can’t say I saw this coming:

For what it’s worth, the Bears will be going through walk-through practices because this is a short week. So I suppose that gives Jenkins ample opportunity to “participate” in practice without doing any type of heavy lifting that could re-aggravate his injury. In any case, Eberflus saying Jenkins is “engaged,” “walking around,” “moving around,” and “looking good” (h/t Kevin Fishbain) in his return to Halas Hall is a welcome update.

Jenkins has been a bright spot for an offensive line that has otherwise been a source of aggravation throughout the year. Pro Football Focus grades the second-year player as a top 5 guard, checking in at No. 3 before this past Sunday’s game against the Eagles. Injuries have been a contributing factor in keeping Jenkins from reaching his full potential to this point in his career. But if he has truly avoided a serious neck injury to the point where he could practice this week is certainly encouraging.


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Author: Luis Medina

Luis Medina is a Writer at Bleacher Nation, and you can find him on Twitter at@lcm1986.