Bears Week 18 injury report: Robert Quinn returns to practice Thursday

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The Chicago Bears released their second injury report ahead of Sunday’s finale against the Minnesota Vikings, which featured both reassuring and concerning news.

After not practicing Wednesday, outside linebacker Robert Quinn (shoulder) was a full participant in Thursday’s practiced. Unfortunately, defensive tackle Akiem Hicks remained sidelined with an ankle injury, and it doesn’t look like he’ll be ready for Sunday’s finale.

Earlier, quarterback Justin Fields was placed on the reserve/COVID-19 list, which likely ends his rookie season before his slated start against the Vikings.

Here’s a look at the full injury report from Thursday’s practice:

Did Not Practice

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  • DT Akiem Hicks (ankle)

Defensive tackle Akiem Hicks appears to have tweaked his ankle injury, which sidelined him Wednesday and now Thursday. This could be Hicks’ last chance to play with the Bears, as he’s slated to hit free agency this offseason. Unfortunately, it doesn’t look good for his potential to play in Chicago’s finale against Minnesota.

Limited

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  • None

Full Participation

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  • QB Andy Dalton (groin)

  • NT Eddie Goldman (finger)

  • TE Jimmy Graham (non-injury/resting vet)

  • OLB Robert Quinn (shoulder)

  • CB Duke Shelley (heel)

The good news is outside linebacker Robert Quinn practiced in full on Thursday after missing Wednesday’s practice with a shoulder injury. So he’s on track to play Sunday. Quarterback Andy Dalton (groin) was also a full participant, an indication we’ll see him start in place of Justin Fields, who’s on COVID reserve. Elsewhere, nose tackle Eddie Goldman wasn’t impacted by a finger injury he continues to nurse. Cornerback Duke Shelley, who missed last week’s game with a heel injury, is also on track to return Sunday.

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