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Bushrod hobbled by calf strain as injuries hit Bears training camp
BOURBONNAIS — The injury bug that’s been going around the NFL, jumping from training camp to training camp, finally came to Olivet Nazarene University on Monday.
Veteran defensive end Turk McBride suffered the worst injury. He’s out for the season after rupturing his Achilles tendon.
“That’s a tough one,” coach Marc Trestman said. “He has worked so hard, probably as high effort a guy as we have on this team on a daily basis, since the spring. That’s really disappointing. We’re really disappointed for him.”
Receiver Brandon Marshall (day off) and left tackle Jermon Bushrod (right calf strain) were two noticeable absences at practice. Second-year defensive end Cheta Ozougwu had a “slight” hamstring injury, Trestman said.
Bushrod and Ozougwu are considered day to day, while Marshall, who said last week he’ll be cautious after undergoing hip surgery in January, is expected to practice on Wednesday.
Bushrod was wearing a walking boot on his right foot, but said it was just a precaution. He suffered his injury during warm-ups on Monday.
“It’s just to take some of the stress off of it a little bit,” Bushrod said of the walking boot. “I tweaked it a little bit. It’s nothing too crazy.”
Bushrod said an MRI was not scheduled at this time.
“We’ll take it day by day, but it’s nothing crazy,” Bushrod said. “Just got to rest it, ice it and do what I have to do to get back out there.”
Bushrod said he felt discomfort and that the player inside him said to keep going, but that he “didn’t want to make it any worse.”
“I need my calf,” he said with a smile. “I didn’t want to push it too much. It will be OK.”