Terrell out 7-8 weeks

The best news the Bears have had of late is the fact that David Terrell's surgery was a success and he will not miss the rest of the season.

David Terrell is expected to seven to eight weeks, but head coach Dick Jauron is optimistic the young receiver could return earlier.

"He'll be monitored obviously through the whole rehab and if he feels significantly faster maybe we'll get him back sooner," Jauron said. "But right now they think it will be seven to eight weeks when he could be back on the field."

Missing nearly two months of action means Terrell wouldn't return until December 1st at Green Bay or December 9th at Miami on Monday Night Football. Jauron didn't rule out the possibility that Terrell could go on Injured Reserve.

"We'd like to be able to carry them if it's not an obvious season-ending injury," Jauron said. "But we can never promise that. So it's always an option for us."

Jauron said missing time is never a good thing for any player especially for someone like Terrell, who was taking big steps towards becoming an every down player.

"He really was improved over last year and kept improving. He understands the game better and understands what it takes to play consistently at this level better than he did a year ago. He was playing about a little more than half the plays, right around half the plays every game. He was really coming on, I felt. So it's unfortunate that it happened.

"Will it set him back? It's never good to miss. Yeah, I think it will set him back. But with his attitude and his work ethic and his better feeling for the National Football League to be thee guy. It'll hurt him. It'll hurt us a little bit but we'll go on."


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