Bears’ Brandon Marshall still bothered by hip
BY PATRICK FINLEY BEars Reporter August 27, 2013 2:50PM
Chicago Bears wide receiver Brandon Marshall stretches during NFL football training camp Friday, July 26, 2013, at Olivet Nazarene University in Bourbonnais, Ill. (AP Photo/Nam Y. Huh)
Updated: August 27, 2013 4:02PM
Seven months after hip surgery and 11 days before the start of the regular season, Bears wideout Brandon Marshall still isn’t feeling comfortable.
“It’s one of those things where I’m just trying to get healthy for Week 1,” he said Tuesday after practice at Halas Hall. “So you’ve got to have a game plan coming off surgery, a third hip surgery.
“So yeah, I’m not where I want to be right now. It’s a little frustrating. But we’ll see.”
Marshall said “some people might think I need to be farther on than where I am, so it’s a little frustrating not being where I want to be right now and maybe being pushed a little bit.”
The Pro Bowler said conditioning has been an issue, but he knows where Marc Trestman’s new scheme.
“Now it’s just getting a feel for it and having more experience in the offense,” he said. “I think it’s a great offense, great coaches, great players. We have all the pieces.
“Now it’s just time for us to continue to execute and build off what we did last week.”
Trestman said Marshall has good days and “days that haven’t gone so well for him” with his hip.
“I know this: Brandon is working his tail off to try to get himself ready,” Trestman said. “He feels a sense of urgency because the season is (11) days away, and he’s a highly competitive man.”