The Chicago Bears will likely have Mitchell Trubisky back on the field Sunday for their game against the New Orleans Saints, but their opponent was far less fortunate on the injury front.
According to the Saints, they will be without running back Alvin Kamara, tight end Jared Cook, and wide receiver Tre’Quan Smith when they take on the Bears Sunday at Soldier Field. The Saints also officially ruled out quarterback Drew Brees, but it had already been expected he wouldn’t make the start in the game.
Kamara did not practice this week as he deals with knee and ankle issues. He was ruled out for the contest, along with Cook and Smith, both of whom are battling ankle injuries. Brees is still recovering from a ligament injury to the thumb on his throwing hand.
As for the Bears, they are largely getting healthy, as wide receiver Taylor Gabriel and linebacker Joel Iyiegbuniwe weren’t listed on the game status report, meaning they have fully healed from their injuries and are expected to play on Sunday.
Trubisky is officially listed as questionable with a left shoulder injury, but he has been in a full participant in all three practices this week, indicating that he will be ready to go for the game.
Offensive lineman Ted Larsen (knee) and defensive tackle Bilal Nichols (hand), were listed as questionable for the game. Larsen was a full participant Friday after being limited in the team’s first two practices, but Nichols came up as limited on Friday as he now has a knee issue. He was already dealing with a broken hand, and had planned to play the game with a cast on his hand.