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Injuries: Trey Burton underwent sports hernia surgery

Chicago Bears tight end Trey Burton is recovering from offseason surgery.

Coach Matt Nagy said Wednesday that Burton is not participating in OTAs after undergoing sports hernia surgery a couple of months prior. The team hopes to have him full-go by training camp.

Burton missed the Bears' playoff tilt due to a groin injury that he said back in January "locked up" the day before the game. Presumably, the offseason surgery helped fix the issue that ailed the tight end at the time.

In his first season with the Bears, the 27-year-old compiled career highs with 54 receptions for 569 yards and six touchdowns, but had just three tilts out of 16 over the 50-yard mark. Assuming he's full-go for the start of the season, Burton could be in for a bigger role in 2019.

Other injuries we are monitoring Wednesday:

  1. Andrew Luck is once again sitting out OTA team drills with a calf injury. Colts coach Frank Reich reiterated that it's precautionary and if it were the regular season, the QB would likely have practiced.
  1. Colts starting safety Clayton Geathers said he underwent a knee cleanup, which explains why he's sat out OTAs, via Joel Erickson of The Indy Star.
  1. Cowboys coach Jason Garrett said safety Kavon Frazier is out a few weeks after having his knee scoped.
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