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Injury Update: Velus Jones Jr. doubtful to face Packers

Bears rookie receiver Velus Jones Jr.
Bears rookie receiver Velus Jones Jr.

The Bears appear to be the healthier of the two teams heading into Sunday night's NFC North clash in Green Bay, with just one player on their injury report.

Rookie receiver Velus Jones Jr. (hamstring) is listed as doubtful after sitting out practice Friday for the second straight day after being limited Wednesday. It's the same injury that sidelined the third-round pick from Tennessee at various times throughout training camp and the preseason. 

"We're just trying to work through it and see where he is and trying to be positive with it," coach Matt Eberflus said Friday. "We'll see where it goes in the next 48 hours."

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Table - Injury report
Player Injury Game status
Velus Jones Jr.
Velus Jones Jr.
Hamstring Doubtful

The Packers, meanwhile, list four players—including three starting offensive linemen—as questionable for Sunday night's contest: receiver Allen Lazard (ankle), left tackle David Bakhtiari (knee), left guard Jon Runyan (concussion) and right tackle Elgton Jenkins (knee).

Lazard, Bakhtiari and Runyan were limited in practice Friday, while Jenkins was a full participant.

Lazard, Bakhtiari and Jenkins all sat out Green Bay's 23-7 season-opening loss to the Vikings, while Runyan exited in the third quarter. 

In Minnesota, fourth-year pro Yosh Nijman started at left tackle, 2021 fourth-round pick Royce Newman filled in at right tackle and 2022 fourth-round selection Zach Tom was inserted at left guard after Runyan was injured.

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