Kyle Long cleared to return

Bears guard Kyle Long, who has missed all of training camp to this point due to a viral infection, has been cleared medically and will begin conditioning tomorrow.

Chicago Bears starting right guard Kyle Long has missed all of training camp due to a viral infection, yet the team announced today he’s been cleared to return. Long will begin conditioning tomorrow.

“We’re just going to continue to condition him,” coach Marc Trestman said after practice. “He’s got to get his legs back underneath him.”

The plan is to condition Long during the week and then suit him up for Family Night at Soldier Field this Saturday.

“I think by Saturday night you’ll see him in pads,” said Trestman. “We’ll work him into individual in pads on Saturday night. If we feel he’s got his feet underneath him and his pads are where they should be, we’ll see where Saturday night goes, and with Sunday off, we’ll be ready to go. That would be the plan, but we’re going to take one day at a time.”


-Eben Britton hurt his hamstring during 1-on-1 pass-rush drills. He’ll be evaluated tomorrow and is considered day-to-day.

-Tim Jennings (quad) was dressed and participated in positional drills, yet he sat out the remainder of practice.

-Alshon Jeffery, who sat out Monday’s practice with a sore foot but returned today and participated in full.

-Chris Conte (shoulder) and Craig Steltz (hamstring) each missed his fifth straight practice. Terrence Toliver (toe) missed his third straight session.

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