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Friday, July 27, 2012
Hester's minor injury provides a scare

By Michael C. Wright

BOURBONNAIS, Ill. -- Chicago Bears receiver Devin Hester provided a bit of a scare during team drills Friday after going down with what appeared to be a lower leg injury after a collision with safety Major Wright.

Hester sat on the ground for a few minutes after the collision, and athletic trainers tended to the receiver, who wasn’t seriously injured on the play.

“We’re gonna have accidents like that,” Hester said. “If you don’t expect accidents, then you shouldn’t play football. It’s just the nature of the beast. There are gonna be accidents, even if we’re playing touch.”

Hester said his ankle was tweaked “just a little bit on the play, nothing major,” adding that he’ll be ready to participate Saturday when the team takes part in its first workout in full pads of training camp.

“I’ve got to go in and watch film. I really don’t know (what happened on the play). I just know (we) kind of collided; both going for the ball,” Hester said. “That’s just something that happens in football period.”

After the minor injury, Hester sat out a play but quickly returned to take part in the drill.

“It was bothering me, but at the same time, I wanted to see where I was at (health wise),” Hester said. “You can have a little nagging injury, but it won’t affect the way you play once the ball’s snapped.

So I just wanted to see how it felt once the ball was snapped.”