I can’t kick the image of a motionless Nick Foles on the Soldier Field turf from late in the Bears’ fourth consecutive loss, as the snapshot captures everything about last night in one convenient frame.
Here are some updates regarding last night’s injuries.
• Head Coach Matt Nagy said quarterback Foles won’t likely need an IR stint. Foles’ injuries — a hip and a “glute” — weren’t as bad as originally thought. At first blush, it looked like we might’ve seen the last of Foles. Instead, he (and fellow QB Mitchell Trubisky) will be evaluated closely during the bye week and ahead of the Bears’ next game in 12 days.
Speaking of which:
A couple #Bears notes …
* Mitch Trubisky's right shoulder isn't ready for action. Throwing should start soon. But time is still required.
* My understanding is that Nick Foles' injury is essentially a hip pointer. As Matt Nagy said, it's not serious. A couple weeks at most.
— Adam Jahns (@adamjahns) November 17, 2020
To that end, starting Trubisky against the Packers in Week 12 is possible if he is healthier than Foles. Because Sunday Night Football is exactly what we need to further drive the stake through our souls.
• Nagy also announced that defensive lineman Akiem Hicks suffered a strained right hamstring in the loss. Hicks’ injury occurred while he was chasing down Kirk Cousins in the second half. He was initially doubtful to return, but Hicks never stepped on the playing field after that final snap. Nagy didn’t expand on Hicks’ status, but at least the Bears have the bye to rest, then re-evaluate.
• Punt returner Dwayne Harris’ muffed punt had some believing he was benched for a crucial mistake. Instead, we’ve since learned that Harris suffered an injury on the return. Nagy told reporters on Monday the team was waiting on confirmation that Harris suffered a torn triceps. In addition to that sound like a painful injury, it also positions the Bears to move onto their third punt returner this season.
For what it’s worth, Anthony Miller had returns of 12 and 10 yards filling in for Harris. The Memphis product appears to be in line to take those duties when games resume.
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