Bears rookie breaks collarbone, will undergo surgery


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A second-team All-ACC wide receiver in 2019, Dazz Newsome was a star wideout and return specialist at UNC. (Credit: Brett Davis-USA TODAY Sports)
A second-team All-ACC wide receiver in 2019, Dazz Newsome was a star wideout and return specialist at UNC. (Credit: Brett Davis-USA TODAY Sports)

CHICAGO — Rookie wide receiver Dazz Newsome was selected by the Chicago Bears in the sixth round of the 2021 NFL Draft. The former North Carolina Tar Heels playmaker could potentially be a steal for the Bears after getting picked at No. 221 overall, but he will miss the rest of OTAs after suffering an injury at Tuesday's practice.

Newsome's first offseason as an NFL player features a bump in the road, as the wideout broke his left collarbone while trying to catch a pass in tight coverage. Newsome, who signed his rookie contract on Wednesday, is scheduled to undergo surgery on Thursday and expected to recover in approximately eight weeks, meaning he should return to action early in training camp.

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