With a short week ahead of Thursday’s Thanksgiving showdown with the Detroit Lions, the Chicago Bears released an extensive injury report on Monday.
According to the team, tight end Ben Braunecker and wide receiver Taylor Gabriel would not have practiced had the team conducted a workout Monday. Both players are in the NFL’s concussion protocol, according to the team.
The concussion is the second of the season for Gabriel.
The Bears also said that right tackle Bobby Massie, who left Sunday’s win over the New York Giants early with an ankle injury, would not have practiced Monday. Special teams ace Sherrick McManis also would have missed Monday’s practice after suffering a groin injury during Sunday’s contest.
Finally, tight end Adam Shaheen and linebacker Danny Trevathan would have missed a hypothetical Monday workout.
With this week’s constrained schedule, Braunecker and Gabriel are both facing an uphill climb to be back on the field, potentially limiting the team’s offensive options. The Bears are already very thin at tight end, with Jesper Horsted and Bradley Sowell likely the best of the limited offensive options the team has at the position.