The Bears survived a scare in their second training camp practice Friday when receiver Devin Hester was knocked to the ground in a collision with safety Major Wright while both were trying to catch a pass down the seam.
Hester walked off the field gingerly, but returned moments later and finished the practice. He told reporters after the workout that it was “nothing major” and he would be fine.
Asked what had happened, Hester said: “I’ve got to go in and watch film, I really don’t know. We kind of collided, both of us going for the ball. It’s just something that happens.”
Although the Bears were practicing in shells and won’t conduct their first padded workout until Saturday night, Hester wasn’t surprised about what transpired when the ball was in the air.
“If you don’t expect accidents, then you shouldn’t play football,” Hester said. “It’s just the nature of the beast. There are going to be accidents, even if we’re playing touch.”
Hester returned on the first-team offense’s next series of plays and caught a pass from Jay Cutler.
“It was bothering me, but at the same time I wanted to see where I was at,” Hester said. “You can have a little nagging injury, but it won’t affect the way you play once the play is snapped. So I just wanted to see how I felt once the ball was snapped.”
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