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Chicago Bears Injury Update: Akiem Hicks held out of third straight practice

In a day dominated by news of false positives around the entire NFL, the Bears had a few notable players miss or leave practice early with injuries.

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After a delayed practice due to the COVID-19 false-positives today, Head Coach Matt Nagy spoke with the media this afternoon. He spent most of his time detailing injuries, both nagging and those sustained in practice today. For the privacy of the players and staff, he did state that the names of those who falsely tested positive will be staying internal.

Wearing a zipup blue jacket and the bald-revealing visor which is now a staple of his image, he started by thanking the media for their flexibility with a moved practice time. He revealed that the call came in to him at 2:51AM about the positive test results. He then spent the early morning with his staff contacting those who tested positive, and all nine were brought in early to re-test. After all nine came back negative, they rescheduled practice and moved forward.

Injury news:

Lachavious Simmons missed practice with an undisclosed injury, although Matt Nagy called it “nothing too concerning.”

Allen Robinson was a notable withholding from practice. Nagy called it a “vet day” and pinpointed it to Robinson’s ankle.

Akiem Hicks missed his third straight practice, again as a “vet day” while dealing with a quad injury. Nagy said veterans practicing with minor injuries isn’t worth it right now. “We’re going to continue to have some vet days.” Still, one has to wonder how many “vet days” in a row can justify concern.

Jason Spriggs left practice early yesterday with a knee injury and did not practice today. Nagy had no updates on him at this time.

Nagy said that Eddy Pineiro “does have a little bit of a groin [injury] that he’s dealing with right now” but stated that Cairo Santos would have been brought in regardless. Nagy mentioned the Bears’ “contingency plan” and said “we need to have another kicker on this roster” due to COVID-19 testing.

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