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Bears rookie LB Smith leaves practice with hamstring injury

The Sports Xchange

August 21, 2018 at 7:23 pm.

Bears rookie linebacker Roquan Smith missed most of practice Tuesday because of tightness in his left hamstring.

“It’s more precautionary than anything,” Bears coach Matt Nagy said, via the Chicago Tribune. “That’s exactly why we do what we do. You put him in early, and he’s not ready, then something like this happens where it gets worse, so we just want to be really cautionary with it.”

The injury leaves Smith’s availability for his first preseason appearance Saturday against the Chiefs at Soldier Field in doubt.

“I don’t know. It’s probably an hour-by-hour thing right now,” Nagy said. “We just have to see how he responds tomorrow and have a better idea.”

Smith has participated in just three practices in the preseason after ending a contract holdout last week.

 

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