Alshon Jeffery has been one of the most impressive rookies so far. However, his rookie season is going to come to a halt as the Chicago Bears wideout could miss up to six weeks after suffering a right hand fracture on Sunday.
#Bears rookie WR Alshon Jeffery could miss 4-6 weeks with a fracture in his right hand, according to league source.
— Sean Jensen (@seankjensen) October 8, 2012
Believe it or not, this will not break the offense. In years past, the Bears would not be able to get past an injury to a top wideout. However, this year is different. Jay Cutler might look to Brandon Marshall more often than he should now, but they will still be fine.
Thanks to some other teams in the NFC North that have flat out fallen on their faces, the Bears basically sit in the driver’s seat for the division. This injury is more or less a speed bump. They should not have too big of a drop off without Jeffery, but I guess stranger things have happened. That is why they take the field almost every Sunday.
This will be Devin Hester’s time to shine as a wideout. He had a good game Sunday and he has started to show some improvements. With Jeffery on the sideline, he is going to have to continue to make strides. The Bears should be able to deal with this, but they need some people to pick up the slack. If a Super Bowl is the eventual goal, now is the time to find an extra weapon.