Bears Injury Report: Deon Bush and Sherrick McManis Missed Practice Again

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Bears Injury Report: Deon Bush and Sherrick McManis Missed Practice Again

Chicago Bears

The Bears’ special teams took a hit on Sunday, with penalties and poor play being among the low-lights in the team’s Week 4 loss to the Colts.

But there isn’t much time for Chicago to lick its wounds ahead of Thursday’s kickoff against Tampa Bay. And further complicating matters is an injury report that shows two key special teamers missing practice again:

Deon Bush and Sherrick McManis were held out of practice because of their respective hamstring issues.

Bush and McManis are listed as defensive backs in the injury report embedded above, but their biggest impact is on special teams. Last year, Bush’s 263 special teams snaps were fourth most on the team. And in 2018 — McManis’ last fully healthy season — his 251 snaps on special teams were the fourth most. Seeing those numbers should go a long way toward understanding why both missing practice should be considered a big deal.

Injury reports and designations are estimates, as teams orchestrate walk-throughs instead of full practices on a short week. In other words, Bush and McManis would’ve been held out of a hypothetical practice because of their injuries. That’s less than ideal for a team that struggled in the special teams phase of the game.



Author: Luis Medina

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