Chicago Bears could get rookie WR Alshon Jeffery back in time for Monday’s game against the 49ers.
Jeffery was able to return to practice on Friday. He suffered a broken his hand a month ago, but the Bears seem to optimistic that he could be ready to go on Monday.
“Alshon was playing great ball when he hurt his hand. Another big target. Another guy for Jason (Campbell) to throw to if it comes to that. Another guy with some size to block if we lean more toward the run,” said coach Lovie Smith, via the Chicago Sun Times.
Prior to his injury, Jeffery had produced 14 catches for 184 yards and two touchdowns. Not having QB Jay Cutler available will certainly have an impact on the team’s offense, but getting Jeffery back could help back up QB Jason Campbell against a very tough defense.