Long (ankle/shoulder) is not guaranteed to be ready for training camp, Dan Wiederer of the Chicago Tribune reports.
Long ended the 2016 season on injured reserve with an ankle issue but was also known to be nursing a shoulder ailment as well. While he required surgery on his ankle, Long bypassed a procedure on his shoulder after weighing the opinions of several medical specialists. Both injuries are expected to require extensive rehab with the foot issue being the more severe of the two. As it stands, Long appears to be sidelined indefinitely with hope of being ready for the season opener.
Long (ankle) is scheduled for ankle surgery next Monday, Rich Campbell of the Chicago Tribune reports.
Long was placed on IR last week and will miss the remainder of the season. However, he's also nursing a shoulder issue that will also require surgery at a later point in time. Neither procedures should impact his availability for training camp, though.
Long will be out for the year, so his move to the injured reserve list comes as no surprise. Eric Kush will likely take over at guard in Long's place.
Long was carted off the field during Sunday's loss to the Buccaneers. His absence will be a significant loss for the Bears. Eric Kush figures to be in line to fill in for the three-time Pro Bowler.
Long has an Achilles injury and is likely done for the season, Ben Goessling of ESPN reports.
Long left the field on a cart during Sunday's game and was unable to put any weight on his left foot. Losing him will be a significant loss for the Bears' offensive line, as the three-time Pro Bowler is one of the more talented guards in the league. Look for Eric Kush to see an increased role along the offensive line with Long out.
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