6 Chicago Bears injury updates after loss to Eagles

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5. Will Larry Borom return to the Chicago Bears?

In Week 12, Riley Reiff exited the Jets game with an injury. Then, the Chicago Bears lost their backup right tackle Larry Borom with a knee injury. Borom missed the Packers game and the Eagles game, but Matt Eberflus said that he expected him to be back to at practice this week.

Borom was limited late into last week, but that was no enough practice time after missing over two weeks. Still, that should lead to Borom going in full Wednesday, and if he handles that well he will be on pace to be active.

This is important to note for a big reason. Alex Leatherwood has been splitting snaps with Riley Reiff, but when Borom was healthy, Leatherwood was inactive. When asked if Leatherwood would continue to get worked in, Eberflus said that it would depend on other players getting back into the mix.

This would obviously be Larry Borom. The Chicago Bears appear to still view Borom as better than Leatherwood. If both are healthy, Leatherwood may be inactvie again. The question would be whether they keep a rotation, or just start Borom, who is younger than Reiff and under contract next season.