Bears Injury Report: Montgomery a Game-Time Decision, Burton and Shaheen Out

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Bears Injury Report: Montgomery a Game-Time Decision, Burton and Shaheen Out

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The updated Bears injury report is a mixed bag of news, so let’s get to it.

Rookie running back David Montgomery is listed as questionable for Sunday’s game against the Rams because of an ankle injury. Montgomery “lightly rolled” his ankle during Wednesday’s practice, was held out of Thursday’s session, but was upgraded to a limited participant on Friday. I suppose the upgraded to limited is a sign of progress. Bears Head Coach Matt Nagy told reporters Montgomery will be a game-time decision for Sunday, per Bear Report’s Zack Pearson.

If Montgomery can’t go, we could see some outside-the-box approaches to piecing together a running game. Tarik Cohen isn’t built to carry a full workload as a feature back, while Ryan Nall is just in his second week on the active roster. Could we see Cordarrelle Patterson reprise the type of running back role he filled with the Patriots last season? We will have to just wait and see.

Elsewhere on the injury report, the Bears have listed four players as being OUT for the Sunday Night Football showdown against the Rams.

Tight ends Trey Burton and Adam Shaheen have been ruled OUT for the Bears’ Sunday Night Football showdown against the Rams. Burton was removed late in last week’s win against the Lions because of a calf injury, and things haven’t gotten any better since. He has been listed as a non-participant in each of the last three practices and his big-picture status is still to be determined. Shaheen was a healthy scratch against the Lions, but popped up on Thursday’s injury report as a “DNP” because of a foot injury. And after two consecutive missed practices, Shaheen was deemed to be unable to give it a go on Sunday.

This leaves the Bears with just three healthy tight ends on the active roster. Ben Braunecker figures to slide into a starting role, with J.P. Holtz, and Bradley Sowell serving as reserves. Let’s keep an eye on possible practice squad shuffling, as Jesper Horsted and Dax Raymond are a pair of tight ends who could be called up in a pinch. But for that to happen, someone will need to be removed off the roster (IR stint for Burton or Trevathan?).

Joining Burton and Shaheen as being out are outside linebacker Isaiah Irving and inside linebacker Danny Trevathan. This will be the third straight game Irving has missed due to a quad injury that he suffered against the Chargers. As for Trevathan, the elbow injury he suffered against the Lions kept him out of practice and could ultimately land him on season-ending IR, though Bears Head Coach Matt Nagy has yet to make a decision on that just yet.

Here is the injury report in all of its glory:

Author: Luis Medina

Luis Medina is a Writer at Bleacher Nation, and you can find him on Twitter at@lcm1986.