Chicago Bears NFL Network’s Mike Garavulo reports that wide receiver N’Keal Harry will have ankle surgery Thursday morning.
Harry left training early August 6 after injuring his ankle. Ian Rapoport of the NFL Network reports that Harry has suffered a sprained ankle, which is a common injury in sports but takes a long time to recover. According to Garavulo, Harry is undergoing tightrope surgery, which involves inserting an implant that stabilizes and repairs damaged ankle ligaments.
The 24-year-old Harry was looking for a fresh start in Chicago after struggling during the first few years of his career. Drafted by the New England Patriots in the first round in 2019, he never lived up to the hype, playing 33 games over three years with 57 receptions for 598 yards and four touchdowns. Beers relinquished his 2023 seventh-round pick to buy him.
Harry will likely return to the Bears family in November, giving him two months to renew his career and establish himself as a broad future that everyone hopes he will be.