Allen Robinson's Ankle Injury Isn't "Concerning" (But Also, It's "Concerning" Enough That He Could Miss Week 1)

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Allen Robinson’s Ankle Injury Isn’t “Concerning” (But Also, It’s “Concerning” Enough That He Could Miss Week 1)

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Allen Robinson has missed a handful of practices because of an ankle injury suffered in practice.

So while I have my concerns, Bears Head Coach Matt Nagy hasn’t seemed worried about Robinson’s absence. And for what it’s worth, the Bears have been extra cautious in practice when resting starters. Even key players with the most minor injuries sit out as a precautionary measure. So in a way, this is old hat for us.

But even as Adam Jahns of The Athletic tried to calm fears about Robinson’s ankle injury during a media appearance on CBS Sports’ fantasy football show, some red flags went up for me:

Whoa, whoa, whoa, whoa!

Maybe Allen Robinson misses Week 1? How is this not concerning? The Bears being without their best wide receiver is something to be concerned about. Because even if Robinson gets full clearance to give it a go in Week 2, missing Week 1 means the Bears won’t be at full strength for the season opener. That wouldn’t be pleasant. One thing Nagy has preached since arriving is the importance of having a fully operational team for Week 1. If they can’t have that, then it’s a problem.

Robinson is the Bears’ best offensive player. He is coming off a 1,000-yard receiving season in which he also led the team in receptions and touchdowns. No matter who wins the quarterback derby between Mitchell Trubisky and Nick Foles, Robinson figures to be their go-to-guy. So with that being said, Robinson’s health is imperative.

If Robinson can’t go, then an already shaky Chicago offense becomes that much more suspect. And did I mention the Bears could be without running back David Montgomery, who’s dealing with an injury of his own that could keep him out of Week 1. This isn’t a rabbit hole I wanted to fall down 17 days before the season kicks off. So hopefully Nagy can give a positive progress report soon.

Author: Luis Medina

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