Carey underwent wrist surgery and is expected to miss about six weeks, Brad Biggs of the Chicago Tribune reports.
Carey was assumed to be in a battle for a roster spot with Jeremy Langford going into the preseason and this injury certainly won't help Carey's chances to win this job battle. Even if he makes the team, he's expected to be buried on the depth chart behind Jordan Howard, Tarik Cohen and Bennie Cunningham, so his fantasy value is quite limited.
Carey rushed six times for seven yards while catching both of his targets for an additional 13 yards Saturday against the Cardinals.
Carey saw playing time with both the starters and backups, but he averaged just 1.2 yards per carry. His biggest play of the game was when he caught a screen pass and turned it into an 18-yard gain. The veteran appears to be in a battle for a roster spot, in his performance over the next two weeks will ultimately decide his fate with the team.
Carey (thigh) is expected to play in Saturday's preseason game in Arizona.
Carey suffered some sort of thigh injury in the preseason opener against the Broncos and subsequently missed out on some practice time this week. However, it seems he's good to go, so Carey should serve as the No. 2 runner Saturday with Jordan Howard (eye) and Jeremy Langford (ankle) on the shelf.
Carey (thigh) didn't practice Saturday.
Carey went down with some sort of thigh injury during Thursday's preseason opener against the Broncos and wasn't able to return to the game. His timetable for a return isn't clear.
Carey (quad) will not return for Thursday's preseason game against the Broncos.
Entering his fourth year in Chicago, Carey has never surpasses 160 rushing yards. He's currently in line to be the fourth string in Chicago, and this bicep injury could hinder his chances of moving up.
|P3||8/27/17||@ TEN||1:00 pm|
|2||9/17/17||@ TB||1:00 pm|
|4||9/28/17||@ GB||8:25 pm|
|6||10/15/17||@ BAL||1:00 pm|
|8||10/29/17||@ NO||1:00 pm|
|Bye: Week 9|
|12||11/26/17||@ PHI||1:00 pm|
|14||12/10/17||@ CIN||1:00 pm|
|15||12/16/17||@ DET||4:30 pm|
|17||12/31/17||@ MIN||1:00 pm|
|Year||Team||G||Fum||Lost||Fum Forced||Own Rec||Opp Rec||Yds||Tot Rec||TD|