Report: Bears' Jeffery has broken hand

Published October 08, 2012

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Chicago Bears rookie wide receiver Alshon Jeffery is expected to be sidelined from 4-to-6 weeks after reportedly fracturing his right hand during the team's win at Jacksonville on Sunday.

Jeffery, Chicago's second-round pick in the 2012 draft, apparently suffered the injury while making a 10-yard touchdown catch in the fourth quarter of the Bears' 41-3 rout of the Jaguars. According to the Chicago Sun-Times, he will not need surgery to repair the break but is still likely to be sidelined at least a month.

The former South Carolina standout had amassed 14 catches totaling 184 yards and two touchdowns over his first five NFL games.

Chicago will have a bye in Week 6 before returning to action against Detroit on Oct. 22.

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