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Thumb injury will sideline Chicago Bears WR Cameron Meredith until camp

Chicago Bears wide receiver Cameron Meredith suffered a thumb injury in practice yesterday and will be out until at least the start of training camp.

The Chicago Bears will be without WR Cameron Meredith until at least the start of training camp. 

Meredith suffered ligament damage in his thumb during yesterday's practice and is expected to be out six to eight weeks. Surgery has not been ruled out as well.

Meredith will miss the remainder of organized team activities (OTAs) and veteran minicamp. It's unclear if he'll be ready to go by the start of training camp in Bourbonnais. 

Meredith (6-3, 207) is entering his third NFL season after the Bears signed him as a UDFA out of Illinois State in 2015. He led the team last season with 66 catches, 888 receiving yards and 4 TDs. He is expected to assume the club's No. 1 receiver role this season. 

Missing the next two months isn't ideal but Meredith should be fine if he can return at some point during training camp. 

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