The Chicago Bears toughest battle might be against injuries
By Jimmy Lynch
Injuries happen, especially in a sport like football. You can not expect every player on your roster to play in every game. However, that does not change the fact that the Chicago Bears are hurting.
I would rather have the Chicago Bears play the Packers for every game of the season instead of deal with as many injuries as the Bears have. I believe that the Chicago Bears biggest downfall this season has to be their injuries.
Last year the Bears did deal with some injuries. Allen Robinson came into the season right off of an injury, Trubisky missed a game to the Giants last year, and Mack was dealing with an injury throughout most of the year. Besides those three big names, nothing major occurred, but this year is a different story.
Mitch Trubisky is suffering from a shoulder injury. That is not good news for the Chicago Bears. You do not want your starting quarterback to miss time. Especially with an injury similar to what Trubisky had last season. The Bears want to proceed with some caution here.
Akiem Hicks also missed last week with a knee injury. Hicks is questionable for the Bears game against the Raiders and did return to practice on Friday. Hicks and Trubisky are not the only Bears on the roster going through injury issues.
Kyle Long, who was dealing with a hip injury, is expected to play Sunday against the Raiders. Roquan Smith, who missed last week with a personal issue, practiced Friday and is expected to play. Obviously, if any player is dealing with a personal issue we want them to get better. If that means missing a game that is what it means. Smith seems ready to go for the Bears now.
Hopefully Kyle Long is ready because Ted Larson, the O-Linemen who stepped up while Long was hurt, is out with an injury. The Chicago Bears are running out of depth players, they are going to need to try to stay healthy and just get to the bye week. There are still a few more Bears dealing with injuries though.
Taylor Gabriel is still out with a concussion, and that will not change any time soon. Hopefully, Gabriel can return after the buy week and continue to make great catches like this.
Eddy Pineiro has been dealing with an injury the last few weeks as well. This Bears team
. With the buy right around the corner, all the Bears need to do is survive one more week.
Injuries are the Chicago Bears’ biggest rival, not any other team in the NFL.