According to the Chicago Sun-Times, Bears rookie wide receiver Alshon Jeffery is expected to miss 4-6 weeks with a hand fracture. Jeffery currently leads all NFL rookies with 184-receiving yards. Jeffery has hauled in a collective 14-receptions for two scores on the season.
Jeffery, a second round pick from South Carolina has already played a vital role in the Bears offense thus far in the 2012 season, complimenting Pro-Bowl receiver Brandon Marshall. Jeffery was seeing most teams weaker DB’s as the focus remained on Marshall. Jeffery is not expected at this point to need surgery, but is expected to remain in a cast during the duration of his injury.
Jeffery could potentially fall victim to the injury reserve, ending his rookie campaign. The impact that he has played this season remains in his favor to come back and return to the No. 2 receiver role. Should he not recover within that 4-6 week window, expect to see the rookie sensation’s season cut short.