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Injury Report: Wright Out 3 Weeks

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Injury Report: Wright Out 3 Weeks
Getty Images Major Wright suffered a pulled hamstring against the Cowboys. Getty Images

What is it with the safety position for the Bears? The last line of Lovie Smith's defense might be more appropritaely called "Hazardous to you Health."

Another defensive back is down with an injury. This time it's top draft pick Major Wright who injured his leg during Dez Bryant's 62-yard punt return for a touchdown last Sunday in Dallas.  

Now according to Sean Jensen of the Sun-Times, Wright could be lost for at least 3 weeks.

This is already the third injury of Wright's short career. He suffered a pulled groin in training camp and missed 3 and half preseason games with a broken index finger. The Bears still have high hopes for Wright, but plans for him start from Day 1 of the season have had to be shevled for the moment because of the injuries.  

Maybe it's just a coincidence, but when Wright was drafted, he was compared to former Bears standout safety Mike Brown, who seemed to always befallen by injury at the worst time.

"We had a great guy in the past in Mike Brown who was a big hitter, played back there well and was a quarterback there (on defense)," Bears head coach Lovie Smith said.  "Obviously Major has done some of those things."

Brown will always be remembered for back-to-back game winning interceptions returned for touchdowns in 2001. He was also selected to the Pro Bowl in '05.   However, Brown also finished 4 of his final 5 seasons with the Bears on injured reserve.

No one's saying the same fate will befall Major Wright, at least not yet.  For now, Chris Harris and Danieal Manning will man the starting safety spots.

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