Skip to main content

Bears' Rookie Safety Jaquan Brisker's Hand Injury Required Surgery; Could Play Week 1

The rookie from Penn State is dealing with a hand injury.
  • Author:
  • Publish date:
Jaquan Brisker Injury Update Chicago Bears

Photo: Mike Dinovo/USA TODAY Sports

After the Chicago Bears ended practice at Halas Hall Saturday, head coach Matt Eberflus met with the media. He provided several updates about players and revealed that rookie safety Jaquan Brisker has a hand injury.

Jaquan Brisker's Injury and Return

Eberflus stated right away that Brisker is dealing with a right hand injury. He also mentioned there is no timetable for Brisker's return. When asked about the possibility of Brisker missing the Bears' Week 1 game against the 49ers, Eberflus stated that the team is hopeful. But, they do not know whether or not the rookie safety will play.

A reporter asked Eberflus if Brisker sustained the injury during the first preseason game against the Chiefs. Eberflus responded:

Scroll to continue

Recommended Articles

"It was... you know sometimes you wake up with these hand injuries. And it just shows up. It feels like you just kind of tweaked it a little bit. Then all of a sudden the next day, there it is."

- Chicago Bears' head coach Matt Eberflus

Coach Eberflus continued by saying it won't necessarily change how he plans for the Chicago Bears' final preseason game against the Browns. He states they will just plug and play players like they usually do.

Shortly after these comments, NFL Insider Ian Rapoport announced that Jaquan Brisker recently had surgery to repair a thumb injury.

The surgery fixed the injury and Brisker has a shot at playing in the Bears' Week 1 game against San Francisco.

RELATED: Roquan Smith is BACK!