The Chicago Bears‘ injury report released today and it included a few notable names that should worry Bears fans heading into Sunday’s game.
Their opponent — the New York Giants — aren’t the scariest team, but they still play a scrappy brand of football that hasn’t been seen in the Big Apple in years. So the Bears should be hoping for a better bill of health for Sunday, since they’ll more than likely need it.
Unfortunate for Matt Eberflus’ side, the report for Thursday didn’t give the Bears the gift they were hoping for.
Two straight days of no practice for David Montgomery doesn’t bode well for his playing status on Sunday. Neither does it bode well for Jaylon Johnson, who missed last Sunday’s game against the Houston Texans.
Dane Cruikshank hasn’t played since the Bears’ Week Two game against the Green Bay Packers, and hamstring injuries are tricky, so it’s not surprising his return to the field has been prolonged.
There is some good news though, as Velus Jones Jr. and Roquan Smith both practiced for the second straight day. Smith played through his injury against the Texans, but Jones Jr. hasn’t played since the pre-season, so that’s good news for him.
One other notable name is Robert Quinn Jr. Illnesses can be tricky to track in terms of projecting playing statuses, but until news breaks that it’s a big deal, there shouldn’t be too much worry surrounding it.
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