Maybe I should’ve thought twice about when Matt Nagy name-checked Darnell Mooney as someone who was going to take on the challenge of having to beat Xavien Howard. Or perhaps Nagy was being truthful when saying there were no new injuries to report. In any case, both statements have me reflecting because of the latest news from Bears Camp.
The Bears said Allen Robinson was a late scratch from practice today with a hamstring issue.
— Chris Emma (@CEmma670) August 11, 2021
Wide receiver Allen Robinson did not participate in Wednesday’s Bears-Dolphins joint practice. Instead, Robinson sat out with what is being described as a “hamstring issue.” No other details were shared by Bears reporters. Nothing was noted about the potential severity of the injury. And no timetable regarding how much time (if any) Robinson will miss. I imagine that this will be top of mind when Nagy meets the media on Thursday. But in the meantime, I’ll do my best to not be worried to bits about this injury.
Robinson is arguably the Bears’ most important receiver. He is coming off consecutive 1,000-yard receiving years and just had his first 100-catch campaign in Chicago. On top of that, Robinson is in a contract year as he is set to play under the Franchise Tag. In other words, this injury is something we need to keep tabs on until updates come our way. Because the last thing the Bears need is the top target for Andy Dalton and Justin Fields to be unavailable for an extended period of time.