The Chicago Bears released their first injury report of Week 6, which features a pair of key defensive backs nursing hamstring injuries.
Sherrick McManis was limited in Wednesday’s practice report because of a hamstring issue. McManis has missed the Bears’ last two games because of the injury, and his status for the upcoming game against the Panthers is uncertain. Even still … seeing him upgraded to limited instead of being a non-participant feels like a step in the right direction. I wouldn’t pencil him into a return just yet, but it appears progress is being made.
Unfortunately, the same can’t be said with fellow defensive back Deon Bush. The Bears listed Bush as “DNP” on this injury report. Bush missed the Bears’ win against the Buccaneers last Thursday because of the hamstring problem. He wasn’t expected to play because he suffered the injury in the team’s loss to the Colts just days prior, but I held out hope that an extended time off could put him in a better place on the practice report. However, that’s not the case at this time.
Chicago could use as much secondary help as it can get entering Week 6. Carolina has won three consecutive games, doing so while Christian McCaffrey has been sidelined with an ankle injury. Teddy Bridgewater has quarterbacked an effective and efficient passing game through five weeks. And with Danny Trevathan’s notable struggles defending the pass being what they are, the need for as many healthy defenders as possible to match up with the Panthers’ offensive assets.
As for the full injury report, here it is:
— Chicago Bears (@BearsPR) October 14, 2020