Coach Matt Nagy said Wednesday that Hall recently underwent a procedure to address a sports hernia, JJ Stankevitz of NBC Sports Chicago reports.
Hall had been dealing with a groin injury since the end of his senior season in Missouri but delayed surgery to address the matter while he looked to impress during the pre-draft process. Despite turning in excellent workout numbers, Hall's decision ultimately didn't pay off, as he went undrafted in April before finding a home with the Bears in free agency. Hall's surgery is believed to be similar to the one tight end Trey Burton recently required -- Burton is being held out for the remainder of the Bears' offseason program due to the issue. The missed action is a less-than-ideal development for an undrafted rookie, but Hall could be ready to go for training camp, assuming he only requires the typical 4-to-6-week recovery timeline usually associated with sports hernia surgeries.
Hall is expected to sign an undrafted free-agent contract with the Bears, Adam Caplan of SiriusXM Radio reports.
An undrafted wide receiver out of Missouri, Hall dealt with a hernia injury during the leadup to the draft that hindered his athletic testing and could've dropped his draft stock. Initially expected to be a mid-round pick, Hall could prove to be a quality pickup for the Bears in the undrafted free agent market. He says he's 100 percent healthy now and he'll look to make Chicago's roster as a depth wide receiver and special teams player.