Bears defensive end Bryan Robinson broke both of his wrists in a fall at his home this past weekend. The fractures are not considered serious, but will prevent the six-year veteran from participating in coaching clinics next month at Halas Hall.
In a Chicago Sun-Times report Robinson's agent Mark Bartelstein said the defensive end broke both his wrists after tripping over his dog and falling down stairs at his home. He is scheduled to undergo surgery on one wrist Friday, with the other not expected to require surgery. Robinson could miss a portion of training camp, as the procedure will likely require five to six weeks of rehabilitation. Bartelstein did say Robinson will be ready for the start of the season.
Robinson started all 16 games for the NFC Central Division champions in 2001. The 6-4, 283-pounder tied for the club lead among linemen with 72 tackles and eight tackles-for-loss and ranked fourth overall with 4.5 sacks.
Robinson signed a five-year contract extension worth $20 million late last December. He has started the last 53 games for the Bears dating back to 1998, when he was claimed off waivers from the St. Louis Rams.
Robinson's injury will give additional practice reps to rookie defensive end Alex Brown.