The Chicago Bears have been dealing with a slew of injuries in recent weeks, and they’ll once again be dealing with those problems when they face the New York Giants on Sunday afternoon in New Jersey.
Three different players were listed as doubtful for the Bears on their injury report, including offensive lineman Bobby Massie, who is dealing with a concussion. The Bears’ offensive line is already banged up, with Kyle Long now on injured reserve with an ankle injury and Josh Sitton still dealing with an ankle issue, so likely not having Massie is just one more obstacle to overcome for the beaten-up line.
A pair of defensive players were also on the injury report on Friday, as cornerback Deiondre’ Hall is doubtful for Sunday’s game with an ankle injury, and defensive lineman Mitch Unrein is also listed as doubtful with a back issue.
There are also eight Bears players listed as questionable for the game Sunday, including wide receivers Eddie Royal (toe) and Marquess Wilson (ankle). With Alshon Jeffery out thanks to his suspension for performance enhancing drugs, it will be imperative to get those two receivers back and healthy, or Jay Cutler could have a very interesting game under center this Sunday.
The defense is also riddled with injuries, as cornerbacks Bryce Callahan (hamstring) and Tracy Porter (knee) are both questionable, as are linebackers Pernell McPhee (knee) and Willie Young (ankle). Nose tackle Eddie Goldman is also questionable to play as he continues to deal with an ankle issue and was a limited participant all week in practice.
Finally, the aforementioned Josh Sitton is listed as questionable with an ankle issue.
The Giants will be without a pair of offensive linemen for the game Sunday, as guards Brett Jones (calf) and Justin Pugh (knee) were both ruled out for the game vs. the Bears with injuries.