Bears TE Burton recovering from hernia surgery

Field Level Media

May 29, 2019 at 10:36 pm.

Chicago Bears tight end Trey Burton is recovering from hernia surgery and is expected to be out until at least training camp, coach Matt Nagy told reporters Wednesday.

Nagy revealed that Burton had the surgery a couple of months ago, following groin discomfort that kept him out of the Bears’ wild-card playoff loss to the Philadelphia Eagles on Jan. 6, even though he had five catches a week earlier against the Minnesota Vikings and had been able to practice for three days before the postseason.

“When the season was over, we just thought, ‘OK, let’s pull back a little bit and let’s let him get a little bit of rest, come back and see where it’s at,'” Nagy said.

“We did that, and he wasn’t feeling real comfortable with it. So … a couple months ago, he ended up getting sports hernia surgery. No need for us to keep dragging this out. Let’s get the thing right, and we feel like we’ve done that.”

Burton, 27, signed a four-year, $32 million contract with the Bears last offseason after spending his first four seasons in the league with the Eagles. He posted career-highs in catches (54), receiving yards (569) and receiving touchdowns (six) last season.