Bears’ Teven Jenkins undergoes back surgery

Chicago Bears coach Matt Nagy announced that rookie offensive tackle Teven Jenkins underwent back surgery on Wednesday.

The Bears selected Jenkins as the 39th overall pick in the second round of the NFL draft. To get him, Chicago traded its second-round pick as well as its third and sixth-round selections to the Carolina Panthers.

Nagy said he hoped the rookie would return this season.

“It’s a common procedure,” Nagy said. “It’s gonna be done locally. You know we tried to hope to avoid the surgery with him, and we tried several treatments, but the goal is to get him back this season.”

Jenkins has been suffering from a back injury since July. It was initially planned that he would be Chicago’s starting left tackle.

Previously, in May, the Bears released starting left tackle Charles Leno Jr., leaving an empty slot for Jenkins to fill.

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