The Chicago Bears practiced on Wednesday for the first time during their preparations to face the Detroit Lions this weekend, and their injury report reveals that the team still has plenty of healing to do after three consecutive losses.
Five different players missed the practice, including running back Jeremy Langford, who is dealing with a sprained ankle. Early reports are that he will miss four to six weeks for the Bears, and he was not on the practice field at Halas Hall Wednesday.
Langford was joined on the sideline by fellow running back Ka’Deem Carey, who is still dealing with a hamstring injury that kept him out of Sunday’s loss to the Dallas Cowboys. Linebacker Danny Trevathan (thumb) and defensive lineman Eddie Goldman (ankle) both missed Sunday’s game as well, and neither player participated in Wednesday’s workout.
Safety Harold Jones-Quartey was also a no-go on the practice field, as he remains out with a concussion that he suffered in Sunday’s loss.
Even the coaching staff isn't immune to the injury bug, as head coach John Fox wasn't at the facility on Wednesday as he deals with a stomach ailment.
The Bears also had a slew of players that were limited in the team’s first workout of the week. Defensive linemen Jonathan Bullard (toe) and Mitch Unrein (knee) were both limited, as were linebackers Jerrell Freeman (ribs) and Willie Young (knee).
Cornerbacks Sherrick McManis (hamstring) and Tracy Porter (knee) were also limited participants in the workout.
On the offensive side of the ball, quarterback Jay Cutler remains limited with a thumb injury, and he was joined by offensive linemen Kyle Long (shoulder) and Josh Sitton (shoulder) on the injury report. Wide receiver Alshon Jeffery is also limited with a knee injury.