Connor Shaw returned to game action Sunday, a year to the day of his serious leg injury.
The Chicago quarterback and Gamecock great played in the Bears’ 19-7 preseason win over Tennessee in Nashville.
“Never felt so good to get hit again. Glory to God!” Shaw tweeted Sunday afternoon.
Shaw was 2-of-3 passing for 23 yards as the third Chicago QB in the game, playing behind Mike Glennon and Mitch Trubisky.
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On Aug. 27, 2016, Shaw suffered a broken leg right above the ankle in a preseason game against the Kansas City Chiefs. Shaw this summer told The State his injured leg is feeling great. He had a strong offseason and took up cycling.
He had a screw removed from that surgically-repaired leg earlier this month and is competing with Mark Sanchez for a spot on Chicago’s roster.
Shaw is the Gamecocks’ all-time winningest quarterback.