Over the past week or so, there have been multiple rumors and questions regarding the health of Chicago Bears wide receiver Brandon Marshall. The Bears allowed Marshall to leave over the weekend in order to get his hip checked out at what was called a ‘routine appointment.’ However, plenty of speculation arose that Marshall may not be feeling well about his health at the moment.
Last week, Marshall acknowledged that he was frustrated with the whole process of rehabilitation after his hip surgery this offseason. He noted how he wasn’t happy with how things are going, but a lot of the folks he was speaking to interpreted that in the least effective manner.
Monday, Marshall returned to practice and afterwards he set the record straight.
“After a few surgeries, I think that’s protocol to have a few checkups. So, yeah I had a check up,” Marshall said. “My hip’s in great shape. It’s going on eight months out and I’m ready to roll.”
“I’m always concerned about my body. It doesn’t matter if it’s a little scratch, I’m always concerned. Coming off my third hip surgery, structurally everything is good. The joint is in amazing shape.”
Marshall addressed the fact that the media took his words in a different way than he anticipated last week.
“At times I can get frustrated. But, we made it to week one and that’s a positive thing. Look what happened with you guys last week. I was a little frustrated, and I’m going to be frustrated. That’s human nature. There’s going to be ups and downs this season but we have to stay productive and I’m just excited to be here week one.”
“Coach (Marc) Trestman has been great. Phil Emery has been great. We’ve sat down plenty of times talking about what we needed to do to get to this week. They’ve been really helpful, and now it’s go time.”
Have no fear, Bears fans and fantasy owners. Marshall is back. He’s feeling great, his check up went great and his hip is in top shape. The Bears start the season Sunday at home against the Cincinnati Bengals and Marshall will be ready to go. It’s go time.