- A Chicago Bears Source says LB Hillenmeyer had surgery and CB Vasher is still day-to-day.
Bears cornerback Nathan Vasher remained sidelined Monday, nearly four weeks after surgery on his right wrist, and now strong-side linebacker Hunter Hillenmeyer is out with a hand injury.
Vasher sat out during a short workout at Halas Hall, as did Hillenmeyer, who had surgery last week on his thumb, a source close to the player said.
There is no timetable for his return, and he has not been ruled out for Sunday’s game against Detroit.
Vasher how you doin?
”I’m doing good, still just going day-to-day, and hopefully by the end of the week I’ll be able to see.”
Lovie Smith had this to say about Vasher’s starting job:
”Each snap you’re earning a job, you have to do something to say that you deserve to be out on the field. Nathan Vasher is a good player. A lot has been said about him and is he starting and all of this. Nate’s one of our guys. He’s going to help us win a lot of games around here.”
Vasher seems upset at reporters:
”Are you guys starting something?” “Oh, my gosh. It’s the middle of the season. I don’t know what you guys are talking about. You tell me. I’m always content with whatever my role is on the team. I just want the team to win.”
Since Hillenmeyer might not play, Nick Roach and Jamar Williams practiced with the first team and worked with coach Lloyd Lee worked for 20 minutes after practice.
Hey Brandon Lloyd you gonna play this weekend?
”I don’t know. I’m not going to play unless I am 100 percent.”
Other important injury updates:
Nickel back Danieal Manning (hamstring) returned to practice after sitting out two weeks. Cornerback Charles Tillman (shoulders), wide receiver Marty Booker and defensive tackle Tommie Harris (left knee) sat out.