A (minor) setback for Major Wright

August, 16, 2010
8/16/10
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In addition to their precarious depth at quarterback, the Chicago Bears suddenly have a pretty thin situation at safety. Monday afternoon, they announced that rookie Major Wright -- who seemed well on his way to earning a starting job -- will undergo surgery on his left index finger. He hasn't been ruled out for the season opener, but you know how that goes.

Considering that safety Craig Steltz will be sidelined for a while by a sprained ankle, I think you can safely say that -- for now, at least -- the Bears' first-team safeties will be Chris Harris and Danieal Manning. I still think Wright will eventually take Manning's job, but this injury probably pushes back that timetable.

Meanwhile, the Bears made no immediate move to bring in a quarterback in the wake of backup Caleb Hanie's right shoulder injury. Hanie told reporters that he suffered an A/C joint sprain but expects to recover in time for the regular season. That timetable suggests the Bears will still need another camp arm, but not necessarily one who will have to back up starter Jay Cutler in a regular season game.

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