Sources: Bears DE Wootton To Miss Four Weeks

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Here’s your chance, Vernon.

Bears defensive end Corey Wootton is expected to be out at least four weeks with meniscus damage in his right knee, according to numerous league sources.

The 6-foot-6, 270-pound Northwestern product will undergo arthroscopic surgery on Tuesday.

The 2010 fourth-round pick suffered the injury on the opening kickoff of Saturday’s 10-3 preseason victory over Buffalo.

Wootton appeared to plant awkwardly after being blocked by Bills’ linebacker Bryan Scott.

He left Soldier Field without crutches and had an MRI on Sunday.  Although signs point toward no ACL damage, he did tear his ACL in the 2008 Alamo Bowl while at Northwestern.  Hopefully, those signs hold true and it’s not a season-ending injury.

With the promising Wootton sidelined, it gives Vernon Gholston an opportunity to shine.

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3 Responses to “Sources: Bears DE Wootton To Miss Four Weeks”

  1. bob says:

    hopefully he back by early regular season, he looked to have breakout season

  2. Russ Loede says:

    Would you consider signing Aaron Maybin? Bills cut him today.

  3. bob says:

    i guess but doesnt seem like wooton gonna miss too much time. gholston will get some reps and wooton should be full strenth by week 3ish?

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