Analyzing Bears’ final injury report for Week 1 against 49ers

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The Chicago Bears released their final injury report ahead of Sunday’s season opener against the San Francisco 49ers.

There’s not too much to get into on the injury front given we’re in the first week, which is good news. But that’ll surely change down the line.

The Bears are getting back two important offensive players in offensive lineman Lucas Patrick (right thumb) and receiver Byron Pringle (quad), who both returned to practice this week. But they’ll be without a top rookie heading into the opener.

Here’s a look at the Bears’ final injury report heading into Sunday’s game:

Out

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  • WR Velus Jones Jr. (hamstring)

Jones will have to wait to make his rookie debut as a hamstring injury sidelined him for a third straight practice. Matt Eberflus confirmed it’s the same hamstring issue Jones battled in training camp and preseason. Eberflus said they’re “close” and expects Jones will be “ready soon.”

Questionable

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  • DE Dominique Robinson (knee)

Robinson has been battling a knee injury leading into the season opener. He was a full participant in Friday’s practice, and he’s officially questionable for Sunday. Barring any setbacks, Robinson should be available.

Removed from injury report

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  • N/A

On injured reserve/PUP list

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WR N’Keal Harry (IR): Harry suffered a high-ankle sprain back in early August, and he’s currently recovering from surgery. With Harry landing on IR after the final roster deadline, he’s eligible to return in Week 5.

CB Tavon Young (IR): Young was placed on IR (with an undisclosed injury) ahead of the final roster deadline, which ended his season.

OL Doug Kramer (IR): Kramer suffered a Lisfranc injury that landed him on IR. Kramer, the only rookie draft selection who didn’t make the roster because of injury, is done for the year.

WR Tajae Sharpe (IR): Sharpe made the initial 53-man roster, but he was placed on IR with a rib injury. Since the move happened before the deadline, Sharpe is done for the year.

WR David Moore (IR): Moore suffered a lower leg injury back in training camp that landed him on IR and ended his season.

OL Dakota Dozier (IR): Way back in minicamp, Dozier suffered an ACL injury that ended his season.

Story originally appeared on Bears Wire