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Bears receiver Alshon Jeffery suffers a groin injury

Alshon Jeffery has a groin injury that held him out of practice today and could keep him out of Sunday's contest against the Rams.

Chicago Bears wide receiver Alshon Jeffery suffered a groin injury in Wednesday's practice and did not practice today.

"He tweaked his groin yesterday in practice," head coach John Fox said today. "He's day-to-day, we'll see. He was in there for treatment all day. We'll see what tomorrow brings."

The is the third injury Jeffery has dealt with this season. He missed four games earlier in the regular season with a hamstring injury and most of the preseason with a calf injury.

That said, Fox does not believe Jeffery is injury prone.

"No. We're in a very physical, combative game," Fox said. "I've heard medical people say, 'well, he needs some rest.' I'm like, 'well, no kidding.' That's a little better for you than going out and playing 60 minutes of football on a Sunday. That's not very restful. It's just a physical game in all elements of it, no matter what position you play.

"Picture being in a car wreck every day. That's what these guys do."

Jeffery is coming off three straight 100-yard performances, the first time in his career he's accomplished that feat. Receiver Eddie Royal (knee) also sat out today's practice, so once again the Bears receiver position is dangerously thin.

In other injury news, RB Matt Forte (knee) and ILB Shea McClellin (knee) were limited in practice today. Forte is not expected to play, while McClellin is expected to return after miss the last two contests.


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