Last time we saw Allen Robinson II in a Bears uniform, he was putting up a season-best performance with 68 receiving yards on four catches. But a hamstring injury has kept him out of action in the three games the Bears have played since coming off the bye week.
But if you were thinking Robinson’s last game might have been his last game with the Bears, think again:
Bears WR Allen Robinson on if he’ll be ready for Sunday: "That’s the plan. Everything is trending in the right direction.”
— Kevin Fishbain (@kfishbain) December 9, 2021
Will Robinson return to action on Sunday?
“That’s the plan.”
Robinson is suffering through a down year. Before the injury, Robinson was playing to a place of 56 catches, 641 receiving yards, and 2 touchdowns. That’s not the type of production anyone was expecting from a player performing on the Franchise Tag and for a big deal down the line. Robinson struggling to make a connection with Justin Fields has been problematic for the Bears’ passing game. And that two haven’t been able to link up due to recent injuries likely doesn’t help matters. But with five games left, a healthy Robinson could build a rapport with Fields *AND* put the league’s other 31 teams on notice with a strong finish. Of course, Robinson needs to be healthy for the ball to get rolling.
With that being said, we’ve been given consecutive days of positive news regarding Robinson’s status. Perhaps an upgrade from participating with limitations to being a full go is in order? We’ll see when the injury report comes out later today.