Sick bay – Bears health better for Seattle; Seahawks hurting
November 30, 2012, 4:12 pm
The ominous injury count after last Sunday’s win over Minnesota was down to all Bears except receiver/returner Devin Hester and guard Chris Spencer at least possible for Sunday’s game against the Seattle Seahawks.
Rookie receiver Alshon Jeffery (knee) did not practice but was up to “doubtful” from last week’s “out,” although not expected to play against Seattle.
With Earl Bennett already starting over Hester at receiver and Eric Weems moved up to No. 1 returner, Spencer represents the one starter out of the lineup. Jeffery had moved into the starting lineup earlier this season but has missed time with two injuries to slip back into a reserve role.
Lance Briggs, Kellen Davis, Matt Forte and Charles Tillman, all finishing the Vikings game with ankle injuries, went through a full practice and are listed as “probable.” Also in that group are defensive tackle Stephen Paea and guard Edwin Williams, both with shoulder injuries.
The Seahawks listed nickel cornerback Marcus Trufant as doubtful after he was down with a hamstring injury after Thursday’s practice. Wide receiver Sidney Rice came down with a calf injury on Friday and is questionable.
Defensive tackle Red Bryant (foot) and linebacker Leroy Hill (ankle, both starters, are questionable.
Tags: Seattle Seahawks
, Chicago Bears
, sidney rice
, Marcus Trufant