Markus Wheaton underwent an emergency appendectomy two weeks ago. Sunday marked his second day of practice since that procedure, and he had to be carted off the field.
Markus Wheaton, practicing deeper into practice then he has since his appendectomy, leaves. John Fox will update later
— Patrick Finley (@patrickfinley) August 13, 2017
At this time, we don’t know the exact reason why Wheaton had to leave practice on a cart. But it’s not an encouraging sign. Hopefully Wheaton was removed from practice for purely precautionary reasons.
Wheaton signed in Chicago as a free agent following four years with the Pittsburgh Steelers.
Injuries have unfortunately hampered Wheaton’s ability to consistently stay on the field throughout his career. Over the course of those four seasons, Wheaton tallied 107 catches for 1,508 yards and eight touchdowns.