Maybe it’s because of what has gone down the last few years, but I often find myself bracing for the worse every time the Chicago Bears release their injury report. And I know I’m not the only one.
So are you ready for their latest? OK, well, here we go:
#Bears Wednesday Injury Report:
DNP: Dion Sims (concussion)
— Chicago Bears (@BearsPR) November 14, 2018
The Bears came away from Sunday’s win against the Detroit Lions without a major injury in what is the best news you can get from the first injury report since game day. It’s an incredible feeling of relief that overcomes me when I see something like this come across our wires. Healthy bodies heading into the stretch run will be huge for a team seeking its first playoff appearance since 2010.
Tight end Dion Sims is the only Bears player on this edition of the injury report. A concussion forced Sims to leave Chicago’s Week 9 win against the Bills early and caused him to miss last Sunday’s win against the Lions. Sims is the Bears’ top “Y” tight end option, but the Bears are starting to get healthier at that position with Ben Braunecker returning to action last week and Adam Shaheen still on the comeback trail.
We hope to have some positive news to report regarding Sims’ concussion sooner, rather than later. Because the only thing better than an injury report with no players being injured from last week’s action is one with no player on it at all.