Chicago Bears punter Adam Podlesh said Tuesday that his rehabilitation from a hip flexor injury may be progressing well enough to play in the Bears' Sept. 9, 2012, regular-season opener against the Indianapolis Colts:
"We don’t have a real timetable right now, but like I said, the rehab has been going real well and the training staff has been doing a great job maintaining my work ethic on the treatments," Podlesh said.
Podlesh was injured while chasing down Washington Redskins punt returner Brandon Banks during the teams' Aug. 18 preseason game. It was initially expected that Podlesh would miss four to six weeks of game action.
Undrafted rookie Ryan Quigley, Podlesh's backup, performed well in the Bears' last preseason game against the New York Giants. Quigley, a Boston College product, hit three punts inside the 20 yard line and averaged 43.6 yards on seven punts overall.