Bill Lazor won’t operate with a full deck when he makes his debut as Chicago Bears play-caller on Monday Night Football.
David Montgomery, the team’s starting running back, has been ruled out because of a concussion. Meanwhile, star receiver Allen Robinson (knee) and rookie tight end Cole Kmet (groin) are questionable to suit up for MNF because of their respective injuries. Having Kmet and Robinson would be helpful, but being without Montgomery leaves the Bears thin in the backfield.
Here’s the final injury report of the week:
— Chicago Bears (@BearsPR) November 14, 2020
John Jenkins, Mitchell Trubisky, and Sherrick McManis join Montgomery among those who are sitting out of action. Sam Mustipher is doubtful to play, but that is a step in a positive direction after missing last week’s game because of a knee injury. I don’t expect him to play, but I can accept progress on the health front regarding the reserve center.
Joining Kmet and Robinson as questionable are tackle Jason Spriggs and linebacker Barkevious Mingo. Each of the four players who are questionable plays a significant role on the team. We all know about Robinson’s importance to the offense. However, let’s not overlook Spriggs’ potential return to the lineup as the reserve right tackle. Nor should we look past Mingo’s importance as a core member of the special teams. We’ll keep a close eye on all of these injuries as we get closer to Monday’s kickoff.
BIG-time promo for tonight's game, assuming you think the Bears can score at least once.
— Bleacher Nation Bears (@BN_Bears) November 16, 2020