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Bears WR Wheaton breaks finger; return TBD

From ESPN - August 13, 2017

BOURBONNAIS, Ill. -- Chicago Bears wide receiver Markus Wheaton broke his left pinkie finger in practice Sunday, according to coach John Fox.

The timing of Wheaton's latest setback is disappointing for the Bears. The veteran wideout just started practicing again Saturday -- albeit in a limited fashion -- after undergoing an emergency appendectomy at the beginning of training camp.

Fox did not provide a timetable for Wheaton's return from the broken finger.

"I felt bad for the guy today," Fox said. "He just finally got back out there, and he was coming back on a curl route and just kind of got the finger jiggled; the ball just landed on the end of his finger. Hopefully it wo not be too big of a setback. He's a great kid and works really hard and is a great teammate. He does have downfield speed that we saw early in the offseason, and hopefully we get to see it again here pretty soon."

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