Report: Bears' Shea McClellin could return mid-October from broken hand

Thursday September 25th, 2014

Chicago Bears linebacker Shea McClellin could miss just one or two more games before returning from a broken right hand, reports the Chicago Tribune.

According to the report, the linebacker underwent surgery earlier this week. McClellin was declared "week to week" by head coach Marc Trestman on Wednesday.

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McClellin didn't play Monday night against the New York Jets and has been ruled out for Sunday's game against the Green Bay Packers. He injured his hand in practice on Sept. 18.

On Thursday, the Bears signed linebacker Darryl Sharpton to help replace McClellin.

Jon Bostic, who was the Bears' second round pick in 2013, played in place of McClellin against the Jets. He led the team with 13 tackles.

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