Akiem Hicks Has Been Downgraded to OUT For Sunday’s Game vs. Packers

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Akiem Hicks Has Been Downgraded to OUT For Sunday’s Game vs. Packers

Chicago Bears

The Chicago Bears injury report has been filling us with dread for most of the year. But on Friday, a bright spot appeared as defensive lineman Akiem Hicks was a full participant for the first time since the post-bye part of the Bears’s schedule opened.

Unfortunately, the positive vibes didn’t last long:

Hicks will not travel with the Bears on their trip to Green Bay. And thus, will not play on Sunday. This will mark four consecutive games in which Hicks has been unavailable. UGH.

It stings as a fan, to be sure. But it must be gutting for Hicks, who hasn’t been able to suit up since the Steelers game in Week 9. And we know how much he relishes the opportunity to give it a go during a rivalry game:

Maybe Hicks still needs some time to give it a full go on game day. Perhaps he’ll get the green light to go a week from Monday when the Bears and Vikings square off on Monday Night Football. Hicks is entering the final weeks of the last year of an extension he signed with Chicago in 2017. With that in mind, I hope we haven’t seen the last of Hicks in a Bears uniform.



Author: Luis Medina

Luis Medina is a Writer at Bleacher Nation, and you can find him on Twitter at@lcm1986.