Updates from Tuesday, Sept. 2
The Chicago Bears updated Marquess Wilson's status via the team's Twitter account:
#Bears have placed WR Marquess Wilson on injured reserve with designation to return and re-signed DB Kelvin Hayden.— Chicago Bears (@ChicagoBears) September 2, 2014
Updates from Tuesday, Aug. 5
Kevin Fishbain of ChicagoFootball.com provides an update on Marquess Wilson's injury:
Emery also says Marquess Wilson had surgery this morning on his fractured clavicle.— Kevin Fishbain (@kfishbain) August 5, 2014
The Chicago Bears were dealt an injury setback in Monday's practice when wide receiver Marquess Wilson left the field after injuring his collarbone.
The Chicago Tribune's Brad Biggs captured a photo of Wilson as a cart took him off the field:
ESPN's Michael C. Wright specified the nature of the injury:
Marquess Wilson has fractured collarbone.— Michael C. Wright (@mikecwright) August 4, 2014
Zach Zaidman of CBS 2 Chicago reported the initial status of Wilson's potential return:
#Bears say there's no timetable for Marquess Wilson's return. Fractured clavicle.— Zach Zaidman (@ZachZaidman) August 4, 2014
Following the injury, head coach Marc Trestman spoke about Wilson with Rich Campbell of the Chicago Tribune:
“I’m extremely disappointed,” coach Marc Trestman said. “He was continuing to ascend. That’s football, unfortunately.”
The 21-year-old didn't make much of an impact in his rookie season with only two receptions and 13 yards in 10 appearances on the year. But the 2013 seventh-round selection was making significant strides in training camp prior to Monday.
On Sunday, Bears head coach Marc Trestman told Rockford Register Star's Jay Taft that Wilson was "in the lead" for the team's No. 3 receiver spot. His 6'4", 184-pound frame allows him to glide in and out of traffic, and he does so with massive reach.
Chicago is already stacked at the receiver position with Brandon Marshall and Alshon Jeffery, both of whom had huge seasons in 2013. But with Earl Bennett joining the Browns, there's a big void at the No. 3 spot that Wilson was closing in on, and it's always crucial to have quality depth.
He may have fewer than 15 career receiving yards, but Wilson's absence for any significant stretch of time would be a big blow to the Bears' depth.