The Chicago Bears practiced at Halas Hall on Thursday, and although just about everyone on the team participated in drills, there are still plenty of injury concerns as the team prepares to face the Oakland Raiders.
Quarterback Jay Cutler was a limited participant in practice for the second consecutive day as he recovers from a hamstring injury that forced him to miss the team’s Week 3 loss to the Seattle Seahawks.
Wide receiver Alshon Jeffery was also limited once again as he deals with a hamstring ailment of his own. Also limited in the Thursday practice were Ego Ferguson (knee), Jeremiah Ratliff (ankle), Will Sutton (elbow), and Alan Ball (undisclosed).
The Bears also got punter Pat O’Donnell back on a limited basis in Thursday’s practice, as he recovers from a knee injury he sustained during the Bears’ game Sunday. The team reportedly worked out several punters at Halas Hall on Wednesday, but they’re optimistic that O’Donnell will be able to play against the Raiders.
Finally, Jermon Bushrod missed his second straight practice as he goes through the NFL’s concussion protocol, and there isn’t much optimism that he’ll be able to suit up at left tackle for the Bears on Sunday.