The Chicago Bears released their first injury report ahead of Monday night’s game against the Minnesota Vikings, where it wasn’t encouraging news heading into Week 15.
Chicago held a walkthrough practice given the COVID-19 outbreak within the team, where a slew of players were placed on the reserve/COVID-19 list Thursday, including wide receiver Allen Robinson and safety Eddie Jackson.
There were 13 players who didn’t practice due to injury or non-COVID illness, including key starters like running back David Montgomery, tight end Cole Kmet, left tackle Jason Peters, right guard James Daniels and running back Khalil Herbert.
Here’s a look at the full injury report from Thursday’s practice:
Did Not Practice
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DB Xavier Crawford (concussion)
QB Andy Dalton (left hand)
WR Marquise Goodwin (foot)
TE Jesper Horsted (illness)
DB Deandre Houston-Carson (forearm)
OL Jason Peters (ankle)
DT Khyiris Tonga (shoulder/illness)
RB Khalil Herbert (illness)
TE Cole Kmet (illness)
RB David Montgomery (illness)
WR Jakeem Grant (illness)
OL James Daniels (illness)
OL Teven Jenkins (illness)
There were eight players that didn’t practice due to a non-COVID illness, including running backs David Montgomery and Khalil Herbert, tight end Cole Kmet, right guard James Daniels, left tackle Teven Jenkins and wide receiver Jakeem Grant. Focusing on the injury portion of the report, quarterback Andy Dalton remains sidelined with a left hand injury as does wide receiver Marquise Goodwin, who’s nursing a foot injury.
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TE Jimmy Graham (knee)
LB Roquan Smith (hamstring)
There’s good news surrounding the status of linebacker Roquan Smith for Monday’s game against the Vikings. Smith reaggravated his hamstring injury suffered a few weeks ago, which forced him to leave Sunday’s game early. But he was a limited participant in Thursday’s practice, which is a good indication that — barring a setback — Smith should be good to go Monday. Meanwhile, tight end Jimmy Graham was also a limited participant on Thursday with a knee injury. He’s one of two Bears tight ends who participated in some fashion during Thursday’s practice.
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QB Justin Fields (left hand)
DT Akiem Hicks (ankle)
Quarterback Justin Fields suffered a left hand contusion following last Sunday’s game against the Packers, but it isn’t expected to impact him. He was a full participant in Thursday’s practice. Defensive tackle Akiem Hicks practiced in full for the first time in over a month as he recovers from that ankle injury.