Khalil Mack Was a Late Addition to the Injury Report Because of a Back Injury

Khalil Mack, the Chicago Bears’ most valuable defensive player, sat out practice with a back injury.

Mack was a late addition to the injury report, which originally didn’t disclose the star pass-rusher’s injury. This isn’t Mack’s first time on the injury report this year. Nor is it the first time he has appeared on it due to a back issue. Mack has played through various listed injuries this year. Nevertheless, we’ll monitor his progress over the next two days of practice. Hopefully, this isn’t a major back injury that causes him to miss time.

Otherwise … gulp!

As for the rest of the injury report:

Akiem Hicks (hamstring) and Charles Leno Jr. (toe) didn’t practice because of their respective injuries. Leno played a full snap share against the Packers on Sunday, so his absence could be kin to a maintenance day. Hicks remains out of the lineup because of a hamstring issue that took him out of action in Week 10. He gave it a shot at playing before Sunday’s game against the Packers before ultimately being ruled inactive. We’ll continue to monitor his status as the week progresses.

Nick Foles (hip) and Germain Ifedi (leg) were limited. Foles could return as Mitchell Trubisky’s backup if he gets medical clearance. Meanwhile, Ifedi played all of the offensive snaps at right tackle in Week 12. If he can’t give it a go in Week 13, I’ll be curious to see how the Bears go about replacing him.

Jimmy Graham, Buster Skrine, and Danny Trevathan sat out under then non-injury/resting veteran designation. I imagine these players will be back after rest days.

Save for Mack’s late arrival on the injury report, things don’t look too awful for the Bears. But any time Mack appears on the injury report is a cause for concern.

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Luis C. Medina, who you can find on Twitter at lcm1986, has been covering the Chicago Bears at Bleacher Nation since 2017. Since then, he has written about 3 head coaches, 5 play-callers, and 11 starting quarterbacks. Previously, Luis wrote about the Cubs and MLB at BN (2015-16) and worked in the Chicago Tribune sports department (2011-16). He also co-hosted a Cubs postgame show, Outside the Ivy, in 2019.

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