Bears injury update

Bears injury update

Last updated: 12/19/2012, 4:00 P.M.

Injured Reserve

Brandon Hardin, S (neck): Placed on injured reserve on August 26, 2012. Hardin sustained a neck injury on August 18, 2012 in the Bears’ preseason win over the Washington Redskins. By all accounts, Hardin will be ready to resume offseason activities in 2013.

Lance Louis, G (knee): Placed on injured reserve on November 26, 2012. Louis suffered an anterior cruciate tear in his left knee on November 25, 2012 in the Bears win over the Minnesota Vikings. Typical recovery time is eight to 10 months, which would put Louis on the mend well into Training Camp next season. He is, however, a free agent in 2013.

Robbie Gould, K (calf): Placed on injured reserve on December 11, 2012. Gould strained his left calf during pre-game warm-ups prior to Chicago’s loss to the Vikings on December 9, 2012. Gould is under contract through 2013.

Sherrick McManis, CB/ST (knee): Placed on injured reserve on December 11, 2012. McManis is under contract through 2013.

Craig Steltz, S (chest): Placed on injured reserve on December 11, 2012. Steltz is under contract through 2013.

Matt Toeaina, DT (knee): Placed on injured reserve on December 17, 2012. Toeaina is under contract through 2013.

Michael Bush, RB (chest): Placed on injured reserve on December 18, 2012. Bush is under contract through 2015.

Reserve/Physically Unable to Perform

Johnny Knox, WR (back): Knox was placed on injured reserve in December of 2011 after suffering a devastating blow against the Seattle Seahawks that left him with fractured vertebrae. He will be a free agent in 2013, but a new provision in the CBA allows teams to retain the rights of players who spend the entire year on PUP. The Bears could bring Knox back next season for $1.26 million if he’s ready to get back on the field.

Day-to-Day

Shea McClellin, DE (knee): McClellin suffered a knee injury in Week-14 against the Vikings. He was listed as having limited participation on Wednesday's injury report.

Tim Jennings, CB (shoulder): Jennings suffered sprained right shoulder in Week-13 against the Seattle Seahawks. He was listed as having limited participation on Wednesday's injury report.

Earl Bennett, WR (concussion): Bennett suffered a concussion in Week-13 against the Seattle Seahawks. He was listed as having limited participation on Wednesday's injury report.

Brian Urlacher, MLB (hamstring): Urlacher suffered a hamstring injury in Week-13 against the Seattle Seahawks. Urlacher is expected to miss Week-14, Week-15, and Week-16 (possibly the rest of the regular season) with a Grade-2 hamstring strain, citing sources familiar with his injury status. He was listed as having not participated in practice on Wednesday's injury report.

Geno Hayes, LB (knee): He was listed as having limited participation on Wednesday's injury report.

Henry Melton, DT (chest): He was listed as having limited participation on Wednesday's injury report.

Jonathan Scott, T (shoulder): He was listed as having not participated in practice on Wednesday's injury report.


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