"It's going to be a little while," Caldwell said. "It's not one of those injuries that's going to take a couple weeks. It's going to be a little bit. He's still getting -- I haven't heard on a second opinion yet, but it's a bit of a problem on the opposite side from where he had it before. It's a little bit different area, so he's got a little issue he's got to come through."
Van Noy spent the first half of the 2014 season on short-term injured reserve after undergoing hernia surgery last August. Van Noy doesn't need another surgery as of now, but he might end up on short-term IR again.
"It just kind of depends on what the final prognosis is and just, in terms of how long we think it's going to take, and then we have to make a decision from there," Caldwell said.
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Van Noy, who missed practice Sunday, has been out since the preseason game Thursday. But Caldwell has stated that he has been struggling with the problem, the specifics of which he declined to reveal, for a while. Caldwell added that it will require further medical testing.
"He's had a bit of an injury that sort of occurred about a week ago or so, and is just increasingly getting a little bit worse," Caldwell said. "So he's getting looked at closely. He's got some issues."
The 2014 second-round pick lost the first eight games of the 2014 season with a sports hernia.
Van Noy spent most of the season on short-term injured reserve due to a sports hernia injury before being activated Monday.
|8||11/1/15||@ KC||9:30 am|
|Bye: Week 9|
|10||11/15/15||@ GB||1:00 pm|
|14||12/13/15||@ STL||1:00 pm|
|15||12/21/15||@ NO||8:30 pm|
|17||1/3/16||@ CHI||1:00 pm|
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