June 17, 2021

Report: Bears rookie WR Dazz Newsome broke his collarbone in practice Tuesday

The Bears drafted Newsome in the sixth round of the draft last month

Bears rookie wide receiver Dazz Newsome suffered an early setback.

He was spotted wearing a sling at practice Wednesday during the first open practice of organized team activities (OTAs). Bears head coach Matt Nagy confirmed that Newsome, a sixth-round draft pick, injured himself during practice a day earlier on Tuesday.

But the injury is apparently a broken collarbone, according to the NFL Network’s Tom Pelissero.

Pelissero reported that Newsome will undergo surgery Thursday. The rookie from North Carolina is looking at about an eight-week recovery, which means he could be ready near the start of training camp.

Nagy didn’t address the injury directly or confirm that it was a collarbone, but he did say Newsome would be out “for a little while”

“Unfortunately, [Tuesday] in practice he had a ball that he went up to get and he just landed hard on his shoulder and he ended up injuring his shoulder,” Nagy said. “So he’ll be out for a little while. It’s unfortunate, but the kid is tough as heck and bounced back up until we went in and looked at it and saw that it wasn’t too good. But he’s been in good spirits. He was here this morning and we’ll put together a game plan moving forward.”

Sean Hammond

Sean is the Chicago Bears beat reporter for Shaw Media. He also contributes to high school football coverage at Friday Night Drive. Sean has covered various sports at the amateur, college and professional levels since 2012. He joined Shaw Media in 2016.