It is never fun to see the Chicago Bears’ injury report expand on a Friday, but here we are with four players listed as being limited in practice.
#Bears Friday injury report:
TE Burton (groin)
NT Goldman (oblique)
LB Kwiatkoski (knee)
DT Nichols (knee)
OL Coward (elbow)
Game Status: (Questionable)
— Chicago Bears (@BearsPR) September 13, 2019
Tight end Trey Burton (groin), nose tackle Eddie Goldman (oblique), linebacker Nick Kwiatkoski (knee), and defensive lineman Bilal Nichols (knee) were all listed as limited participants in the final practice before Sunday’s game against the Denver Broncos. Each of these players were also listed as questionable for the Week 2 showdown against Vic Fangio’s gang.
Burton expressed a desire to get on the field Sunday, which would mark a return after a lengthy injury-related absence. The Bears’ starting “U” tight end has not played since the 2018 regular-season finale and is itching to get back into the mix, but a groin injury that flared up before Week 1 kept him out of the lineup. And while Burton has yet to be a full-participant in practice, NBC Sports Chicago’s JJ Stankevitz tweets that it is possible he suits up after being limited on each of the injury reports for the first two weeks of the season. Burton’s status could ultimately be a game-time decision.
The same could be said for Goldman, who returned to practice in a limited capacity after sitting out on Thursday. Oblique injuries can be tricky, but Bears Head Coach Matt Nagy did not seem to concerned about the injury keeping Goldman out for long. It would be nice if Goldman was able to suit up against the Broncos, who feature 1,000-yard rusher Phillip Lindsay in their backfield.