You’ve heard the expression “walking wounded” before? The Bears have given new meaning to that phrase as Friday’s injury report listed 16 players in advance of Sunday’s battle with the Kansas City Chiefs.
Of the most concern are linebacker Pernell McPhee (shoulder), wide receivers Alshon Jeffery (hamstring) and Eddie Royal (ankle), and right tackle Kyle Long (back/ankle), all of whom have been listed as questionable.
Quarterback Jay Cutler also is questionable, but he practiced all week. Normally a team would not waste valuable practice reps on a quarterback who won’t play Sunday. He’d have to have a major setback at this point not to play.
Linebacker Shea McClellin (elbow), defensive tackle Jeremiah Ratliff (ankle) and cornerback Alan Ball (groin) are other starters listed as questionable. Backup quarterback Jimmy Clausen (back), tackle Tayo Fabuluje (ankle), guard Patrick Omameh (ankle), defensive end Will Sutton (elbow), and cornerback Sherrick McManis (hamstring) also are questionable.
Safety Antrel Rolle, who left last week’s game against the Raiders, is doubtful with an ankle injury. Starting left tackle Jermon Bushrod will miss his second consecutive game with a concussion and punter Pat O’Donnell is probable with a knee injury.