The Chicago Bears emerged from Arizona as victors in their game against the Cardinals, but did not come out completely unscathed.
Coach Nagy says that both Anthony Miller (shoulder) and Prince Amukamara (hamstring) are day-to-day.
— Chicago Bears (@ChicagoBears) September 24, 2018
Rookie receiver Anthony Miller suffered a dislocated shoulder in Sunday’s win. Miller hauled in four catches for 35 yards as he tried to play through what appeared to be obvious pain in what was a gutsy, gritty effort. But the injury that occurred early in the first half flared up after halftime and forced his eventual removal from the game.
Miller is a key component to the Bears offense and has grown into a reliable receiver for quarterback Mitch Trubisky. The Memphis product has caught 8 of 11 passes thrown by Trubisky for 60 yards and a touchdown, and four of those passes have gone for first downs. It all adds up to Trubisky posting a 115.7 passer rating when targeting Miller.
We’ll keep a close eye on Miller’s shoulder, especially knowing that he missed the 2014 season at Memphis due to a shoulder injury that necessitated rotator-cuff surgery. For what it’s worth, Miller seemed to be in good spirits after the game:
While one tweet brings a sigh of relief (for now), we’re still playing the waiting game regarding cornerback Prince Amukamara.
It was a hamstring injury that limited Amukamara to just 25 snaps on Sunday. Kevin Fishbain of The Athletic tweets Amukamara will get an MRI on the hamstring, but said the injury wasn’t “anything to worry about.” If that’s how it plays out, then it would be welcome news for a defense that is carrying the freight for an offense that has stumbled out of the gate.
And while Arizona was unable to capitalize on a secondary without one of its starting corners, I wouldn’t expect that to be the case when the high-flying Tampa Bay Buccaneers come to town. The health of Amukamara’s hamstring is of the utmost importance heading into the Week 4 match-up, so we’ll keep our eyes peeled for any and all updates.