It would be surprising to see Prince Amukamara and Anthony Miller suit up for the Chicago Bears in Week Four
Heading into Week Three, the Chicago Bears injury report has been relatively quiet. However, after the Arizona Cardinals game, we have found our first case of the injury bug.
Anthony Miller dislocated his shoulder while Prince Amukamara left the game with a hamstring injury. While the Chicago Bears have both listed as day to day, neither practiced on Wednesday. Considering the context of each injury, and the fact that the Chicago Bears have a bye week next week, it would be surprising to see either rushed back a bit too quickly.
For Miller, you have a rookie who is already adjusting to the physicality of the NFL. Throwing him out there with a bum shoulder would not be worth it. Giving him this week and the bye week to get his shoulder back to full strength for a stretch run is much more important than having the bye week be the first of a potential long rehab because he re-injured it coming back too early.
The same idea can be applied with Amukamara. Hamstrings are not an injury you want to rush back, as the re-injury timetable can be very serious. When it comes to hamstring, it is truly much smarter to wait the extra week than push it due to the lingering effects.
With that in mind, if it is not a serious hamstring injury, the two-week break from now through the bye week should be beneficial and have him back to full strength.
These are not serious injuries, but it feels as though if either plays this week, they could become serious injuries. To avoid this, expect both to be out for the Chicago Bears this week.