The Chicago Bears won’t have their top two running backs in Week 6 against the Minnesota Vikings, as the team ruled out both Khalil Herbert (ankle) and Roschon Johnson (concussion).
With both running backs out, D’Onta Foreman – who was a healthy scratch last week – is the next man up for Chicago in the backfield.
Roschon Johnson injury status for Week 6 matchup with Minnesota Vikings
Johnson has been ruled out for Week 6 due to a concussion.
Best Chicago Bears prop bet with Roschon Johnson out for Week 6
Justin Fields anytime touchdown scorer
Justin Fields has just one rushing score in five games this season, but he’s still carried the ball 39 times, and may see even more rushing work in Week 6.
Khalil Herbert and Johnson are both out in this game, which means D’Onta Foreman will likely be the lead back for the Bears. He’s been a healthy scratch lately, so the Bears may need Fields to carry their ground game.
Minnesota blitzes at one of the highest rates in the NFL, so that could force Fields to scramble a little more than usual. Don’t be shocked if he runs one in this week.
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Roschon Johnson injury history
This will be the first time Johnson misses a game in his NFL career. The rookie has appeared in five games this season, carrying the ball 25 times for 122 yards and a touchdown.
He also has 11 receptions for 58 yards on 12 targets.
When is Roschon Johnson coming back?
Johnson's next chance to play will come in Week 7 against the Las Vegas Raiders if he can clear concussion protocol.
Chicago Bears next 5 opponents
- Las Vegas Raiders, Sunday, Oct. 22
- Los Angeles Chargers, Sunday, Oct. 29
- New Orleans Saints, Sunday, Nov. 5
- Carolina Panthers, Thursday, Nov. 9
- Detroit Lions, Sunday, Nov. 19
Chicago Bears injury report
Minnesota Vikings injury report
- Kene Nwangwu – questionable, back
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