Chicago Bears safety Chris Conte will be sidelined for 4-5 months after undergoing surgery for a shoulder injury that has lingered since 2012.
— Chicago Bears (@ChicagoBears) April 3, 2014
“I know I’m going to have to compete for my position on this team,” Conte said, via the Bears‘ official website. “I am prepared to do that and felt having this surgery was the best way to be 100 percent healthy and be the best player I can possibly be.”
Conte had 95 tackles in 16 starts for the Bears last season, but will now likely be out beyond the start of training camp.