Bears WR N’Keal Harry is reportedly undergoing ankle surgery, after 8 weeks

Chicago Bears wide receiver N’Keal Harry will undergo ankle surgery Thursday morning, according to NFL Network’s Mike Garafolo.

Harry left training early August 6 after injuring his ankle. NFL Network’s Ian Rapoport reported that Harry suffered a high ankle sprain, which is a common injury in sports but has a long recovery time. According to Garafolo, Harry is undergoing tightrope walking, which involves inserting an implant that stabilizes and repairs his damaged ankle ligaments.

Harry, 24, was looking for a fresh start in Chicago after struggling for the early years of his career. The New England Patriots drafted him in the first round in 2019, but he never lived up to the hype, playing in 33 games over three years with 57 receptions for 598 receiving yards and four touchdowns. The Bears gave up a roster in the seventh round of 2023 to acquire him.

It’s possible Harry could return to the Bears in November, which would give him two months to reinvigorate his career and establish himself as the wide receiver everyone hoped he would be.

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FOXBOROUGH, MASSACHUSETTS - NOVEMBER 28: N'Keal Harry #1 of the New England Patriots watches as he warms up before the game against the Tennessee Titans at Gillette Stadium on November 28, 2021 in Foxborough, Massachusetts.  (Photo by Billie Weiss/Getty Images)

Bears wide receiver N’Keal Harry is reportedly undergoing surgery and will be out for eight weeks. (Photo by Billie Weiss/Getty Images)

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