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Wheaton, McManis Held Out of Bears Practice Wednesday

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The Chicago Bears are coming off of a victory on Sunday against the Baltimore Ravens, but they’re also dealing with some injury issues coming out of that game.

Wide receiver Markus Wheaton was one of three Bears players that did not practice on Wednesday afternoon as the team prepares for its next game, a battle with John Fox’s former team as the Carolina Panthers make their way to Soldier Field.

Wheaton, who has been sidelined by an appendectomy and a broken pinkie during his brief time with the Bears, is now dealing with a groin issue, and was not on the field at Halas Hall on Wednesday.

Linebacker John Timu was also out of practice, as he is dealing with ankle and knee issues. Special teams ace Sherrick McManis, who was injured in the game against Baltimore, did not practice with a hamstring injury.

Four Bears players were limited in the workout, including running back Benny Cunningham, who is dealing with a hamstring problem, and wide receiver Tanner Gentry, who has a hip issue.

Lineman Hroniss Grasu (hand) and linebacker Nick Kwiatkoski (chest) were also limited for the Bears.

The Bears will look to reverse their struggles against the NFC South on Sunday when they take on the Panthers at Soldier Field. Kickoff is scheduled for noon, and the game will air on CBS. 

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