If there’s anything the Bears need less than a hole in a head right now, it’s another injury to a key player but that’s just what they appear to have with wide receiver Alshon Jeffery.
Jeffery was listed as a limited participant in Wednesday’s practice because of a knee issue and he took a step in the wrong direction for Thursday’s practice. Jeffery was held out of practice altogether, which creates some reason to wonder if he’ll be able to play against the Cowboys on Sunday night.
Bears coach John Fox didn’t offer anything to suggest how much reason there was to think along those lines.
“Just something we’re monitoring,” Fox said, via Brad Biggs of the Chicago Tribune. “We’ll see what tomorrow brings.”
The Bears haven’t ruled out quarterback Jay Cutler at this point, but his sprained right thumb makes it unlikely that he’ll be starting. Linebackers Lamarr Houston went on injured reserve on Thursday while linebacker Danny Trevathan and defensive tackle Eddie Goldman are both expected to be out, leaving the Bears pretty shorthanded as they try to avoid a third straight loss to open the year.