The Chicago Bears released their first injury report of Packers Week, and one glance is going to give you mixed emotions — so prepare yourself.
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Let’s lead off with the good news.
Cornerback Prince Amukamara practiced in full on Wednesday. It is the first time that has happened for Amukamara since self-reporting a hamstring injury after the Bears’ win against the Lions on Thanksgiving. Amukamara was held out of practice and did not suit up for game day against the Cowboys. It ultimately didn’t come back to bite the Bears in the behind to be without Amukamara, but having him in the lineup is better than the alternative. Especially with the Bears seeking another statement win against a division leader in the NFC.
As for the rest of the injury report … yikes.
Tight end Ben Braunecker and wide receiver Taylor Gabriel remain sidelined due to concussions that have caused each player to miss the last two games. Right tackle Bobby Massie remains on the injury report as a non-participant because of an ankle injury he suffered during the Giants game. Defensive lineman Roy Robertson-Harris (foot) and wide receiver Javon Wims (knee) suffered injuries during the Bears’ win against the Cowboys that kept them out of the first practice of this week. Meanwhile, inside linebacker Danny Trevathan (elbow) pops up as DNP to start the practice week for the fourth straight week.
Notably absent from this group is defensive lineman Akiem Hicks, but that is because he doesn’t have to be listed on it, as he’s already on injured reserve. Hicks is practicing with the team and could play as soon as Sunday against the Packers. For that to happen, the Bears will need to activate Hicks by Saturday’s deadline and clear a spot on the 53-man roster to make it all squared away. And while we are a few days away from that, it’s something to keep an eye on as we get closer to the end of the week.