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The Chicago Bears came out of their Week 5 matchup with the Jacksonville Jaguars with an injury to rookie wide receiver Alshon Jeffery.
The Chicago Bears recovered from a slow start to put up an offensively-charged second half en route to a dominating 41-3 victory over the Jacksonville Jaguars on Sunday. Rookie wide receiver Alshon Jeffery hauled in his second pass of the day, a 10-yard touchdown near the start of the fourth quarter, but immediately took to the sidelines to get his hand looked at.
Jeffery exited to get his hand treated, and returned to the sideline to watch the rest of the game, albeit with his hand heavily bandaged. He finished with 20 yards off of two receptions, including the touchdown grab.
That was the only significant injury to occur in the game, but it is a worrying one. Receiver Earl Bennett missed the game with an injury, so depth is already an issue for Chicago. The good news is the Bears head into a bye week before returning to face the Detroit Lions on Oct. 22, so there is a two-week window for Jeffery to recover and be ready to return.
It's not clear how serious the hand injury is at this time, and he is expected to get X-rays on Monday, according to the Chicago Tribune.