Wednesday is the day around the National Football League that the first injury reports come out, and the Minnesota Vikings and Chicago Bears are no exception. Both teams have put together their first injury reports of the week ahead of their game at Soldier Field on Sunday afternoon, so let’s take a look at what both sides are looking at on the injury front.
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- WR Jordan Addison (ankle)
- LB Marcus Davenport (elbow)
- CB Akayleb Evans (knee)
- S Lewis Cine (hamstring)
- RB Kene Nwangwu (back)
Given that Addison is about to see his role in the offense increase significantly, it’s a little worrisome to see him as limited in the first practice of the week, but I’m sure the team is just being cautious with him. Davenport is, apparently, no longer dealing with an ankle issue but now has an issue with his elbow instead. Evans looked pretty gimpy in videos from practice on social media this afternoon so his status could really be up in the air for Sunday.
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- RB Khalil Herbert (ankle)
- RB Travis Homer (hamstring)
- OL Lucas Patrick (concussion)
- RB Roschon Johnson (concussion)
- WR Equanimeous St. Brown (hamstring)
- CB Kyler Gordon (hand)
- S Eddie Jackson (foot)
- TE Cole Kmet (hamstring)
- CB Jaylon Johnson (hamstring)
- DB Terrell Smith (ankle)
- OL Doug Kramer (thumb)
For a team that’s coming off of a bit of a mini-bye (as they played on Thursday Night Football in Week 5), the Bears have a pretty significant injury report, including what appears to be almost every running back on their roster. D’Onta Foreman is the only healthy running back on the Chicago roster as things stand right now, and he’s averaging about one carry/game. The Bears also have a significant number of defensive backs listed which, given the Vikings coming into this one short-handed at the receiver spot, could. . .or should. . .work in Minnesota’s favor.
Those are the first injury reports of the week for the Vikings and the Bears, folks. We’ll be back with the second reports of the week tomorrow.