The Chicago Bears revealed their first injury report of the regular season on Wednesday afternoon, and while there weren’t any big surprises among those listed, there were still some noteworthy names for fans to keep an eye on.
The biggest among those is offensive lineman Kyle Long, who is still recovering from a shoulder injury that cost him the team’s final preseason game against the Cleveland Browns.
Long was one of seven players that were listed as limited participants in Wednesday’s workout, and although head coach John Fox expressed confidence last week that Long will be able to play in the season opener Sunday, his status was worth monitoring.
Another player in that group is cornerback Kyle Fuller, who is dealing with a knee injury. That injury required an arthroscopic procedure that was reported to keep him out of action for four weeks, and it’s entirely possible that the team will be cautious with him as they approach their first game.
Five other players were also listed as limited participants in practice. Rookie defensive back Deon Bush was one of those players, as was cornerback Bryce Callahan and defensive lineman Cornelius Washington.
On offense, fullback Paul Lasike (wrist) and wide receiver/kick returner Deonte Thompson (knee/ankle) were also listed as limited participants.