The Chicago Bears’ first injury report of Packers Week is out and it lists only one player. Unfortunately, that one guy is sort of a big deal.
#Bears Wednesday Injury Report:
DNP: WR Allen Robinson II (hip)
— Chicago Bears (@BearsPR) December 12, 2018
Wide receiver Allen Robinson popped up on the injury report with a hip injury. He is the only player to have missed practice with an injury, which is good because the Bears are mostly healthy. On the other hand, Robinson leads the team in yards per reception, has the second most receiving yards, and is the third-most targeted pass-catcher on the team. Robinson being at full-strength entering Week 15 against the Packers is crucial to the offense’s success.
But if you’re looking for a source of optimism (and who isn’t these days?) here you go:
#Bears WR Allen Robinson did not practice today because of a hip injury. He did talk to the media though, which usually isn’t the case when a guy is hurt. Might be precautionary, but we’ll have to see what Matt Nagy says tomorrow.
— Adam Hoge (@AdamHoge) December 12, 2018
It’s worth noting that since he returned from a brief hiatus due to a groin injury, Robinson has played on 88.7 percent of the team’s offensive snaps on average over the last five games and was on the field for 85.9 percent of the action in the win against the Rams. So it’s quite possible Head Coach Matt Nagy gave Robinson a precautionary day off, like the one handed to Eddie Jackson when he was listed on the injury report with a shin injury last Friday.
We’ll wait and see what the word is when Nagy addresses the media on Thursday as Sunday’s game against the Packers looms.