Current Chicago Bears rookie and former UNC wide receiver Dazz Newsome suffered a broken collarbone during the Bears’ practice on Tuesday, and is expected to miss eight weeks after undergoing surgery on Thursday.
#Bears rookie WR Dazz Newsome broke his collarbone in practice Tuesday and will undergo surgery Thursday, per source. It’s a clean break, so the sixth-round pick from North Carolina is looking at an eight-week recovery and should be ready right around the start of training camp.
— Tom Pelissero (@TomPelissero) June 2, 2021
Newsome was selected by Chicago in the sixth round of the 2021 NFL Draft (221st overall) after a prolific career at UNC in which he caught 188 passes for 2,435 yards and 18 touchdowns.
He finished his career in Chapel Hill ranked third all-time in receptions, fifth in receiving yardage and seventh in touchdown catches.
In addition, the versatile Newsome rushed the ball 20 times for 178 yards and two scores — while also averaging 11.1 yards per punt return, including a touchdown as a sophomore in 2018.
With Allen Robinson as the only top-flight NFL receiver on the Bears current roster, Newsome will have a chance to compete for playing time as a rookie against the team’s current veterans Darnell Mooney, Damiere Byrd and Anthony Miller.
Prayers up to Dazz Newsome 🙏🏻
— Sports ON Tap Chicago (@SONTChicago) June 2, 2021