CHICAGO – It’s only May, which is usually thought of as a dead period in the NFL.

However, that couldn’t be further from the truth.

Case in point: The Bears opened up their rookie minicamp the weekend of May 6 with the idea of assembling of their draft picks, UDFAs, and tryout players together in order to start the offseason’s evaluation process. It’s the first step toward building their team for the 2022 season.

And it’s a very important one, at that.

But, the Bears hit some turbulence on Day 1 when top draft pick Kyler Gordon came up limping during an 11-on-11 period. Gordon was trying to defend a pass over the middle of the field when he suffered the apparent injury. He left the field and did not return for the rest of the day.

That’s obviously not what the Bears want to see on the first day of Gordon’s career as a Bear.

Fortunately, according to head coach Matt Eberflus, it wasn’t anything serious.

“[Kyler] Gordon just had cramps,” Eberflus told reporters. “He was out there, started practice, [and] had a couple of cramps. So, we’ll just get him hydrated and get him ready for tomorrow.”

When asked if Gordon would return Saturday, Eberflus simply replied with a “yes”.

That’s obviously good news for both the Bears and Gordon. Hopefully he can have a full, effective practice on Saturday.

You can check out Eberflus’ full press conference, below:

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