Whether it’s something in my personal life or professionally, I’m doing my best not to take anything for granted in 2020.
And yes, that applies to something as trivial as the Chicago Bears’ Week 3 injury report:
— Chicago Bears (@BearsPR) September 24, 2020
Khalil Mack (knee) is the only Bears player listed with a limited designation. Otherwise, everyone was a full-go at practice.
Wide receivers Anthony Miller (Calf), Darnell Mooney (quad), and Allen Robinson II (knee) practiced in full. So did pass-rusher Robert Quinn and rookie tight end Cole Kmet. Linebacker Danny Trevathan was upgraded from not practicing to “full” on Wednesday because he was given a resting veteran day. Same for receiver Ted Ginn Jr. and tight end Jimmy Graham.
After seeing the injury carnage around the league on Sunday, I’ll gladly take this practice report as a positive sign of progress.
Meanwhile, things aren’t shaping up great for the Falcons on the injury front:
Injury updates for the Falcons after Thursday’s practice ⬇️
Positive takeaways: Kazee, Matthews and Oluokun just limited today after being out yesterday. Good news for ATL.
What to watch: Julio. pic.twitter.com/pIOrShOtIZ
— Tori McElhaney (@tori_mcelhaney) September 24, 2020
Wide receiver Julio Jones remains sidelined because of a hamstring issue. A third consecutive missed practice on Friday could make him doubtful to play on Sunday. Right tackle Kaleb McGary hasn’t practiced all week either. McGary has a knee injury that early reports considered serious enough to likely keep him out of action. Pass-rusher Dante Fowler Jr. sat out because of a knee injury. So did starting defensive lineman Takk McKinley.
The Bears and Falcons injury reports are total opposites of one another. And in a game that figures to be close, it’s possible a missing piece on either side could sway this game.