Chicago Bears head coach John Fox announced today that wide receiver Marquess Wilson has re-fractured his left foot and will need surgery to repair the injury.
"Yesterday Marquess Wilson left practice. He did re-fracture his foot," Fox said. "It is something fairly serious. He'll have a new surgery on Monday."
Wilson originally hurt the foot in the Week 16 contest last season against the Green Bay Packers.
"Same foot. I can’t tell you off the top of my head which one. I don’t want to report it wrong. But it was the same one he had surgery on last December."
Fox said there is no timetable for Wilson's return and that he could start the season on the Physically Unable to Perform (PUP) list.
"What exactly the extent, as far as his time frame coming back, we'll keep you posted," said Fox. "It could be a possibility that he starts the season on PUP but we don't know those things yet from a timing aspect."
Wilson, the club's 2013 seventh-round draft pick, is entering his contract year, so the surgery could be a big blow to the fourth-year wideout.
"Actually his state of mind was pretty good. I talked to him," Fox said. "He was in a boot when he left yesterday. Had the normal test and whatnot, they did discover that it was re-fractured. But obviously disappointed like anybody who gets injured that has to require surgery. But he was in a good frame of mind."null