RT Mills undergoes foot surgery

January, 3, 2014
Jan 3
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Chicago Bears general manager Phil Emery revealed Thursday that right tackle Jordan Mills suffered a fractured fifth metatarsal in his left foot, and after further evaluation the rookie underwent surgery Friday morning, according to a league source.

"I know he still has to have some further evaluation, and that's just where we're at,” Emery said when asked whether Mills would miss any of the team's upcoming offseason conditioning program.

At this point, it is expected that Mills will be able to participate when the Bears convene at Halas Hall during the third week of April to start the offseason program. A rookie fifth-round pick, Mills suffered the injury during the first quarter of Sunday's season-ending loss to the Green Bay Packers.

Interestingly, Mills didn't suffer the injury while actually playing. Mills told ESPN.com he hurt the foot while going from the sideline into the game and played three snaps before being declared out.

Mills started every game for the Bears in 2013, giving up just three sacks in 1,022 snaps.

Michael C. Wright

ESPN Chicago Bears reporter

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