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Injury Update: Who's in and who's out Sunday against Panthers


Bears safety Deon Bush will miss his second straight game Sunday against the Panthers with a hamstring injury that prevented him from practicing this week.

Defensive end Brent Urban (knee) is questionable after being limited in Friday's workout, while safety Sherrick McManis (hamstring) and offensive lineman Alex Bars (shoulder) are also questionable after practicing without limitations.

Bars replaced James Daniels at left guard early in the second half of last Thursday night's win over the Buccaneers after Daniels sustained a season-ending chest injury. The Bears have declined to reveal whether Bars will make his first NFL start Sunday in Carolina. Bars signed with the Bears last year as an undrafted free agent from Notre Dame and appeared in five games as a rookie, all as a reserve.

For the Panthers, receiver Curtis Samuel (knee), defensive tackle Zach Kerr (toe) and cornerbacks Eli Apple (hamstring) and Donte Jackson (toe) are all questionable.

Earlier this week, the Panthers placed two-time Pro Bowl defensive tackle Kawann Short (shoulder) and rookie defensive end Yetur Gross-Matos (ankle) on injured reserve and put center Tyler Larsen on the reserve/COVID-19 list.

UPDATE: Later on Friday the Bears activated veteran defensive tackle John Jenkins from injured reserve and listed him as questionable for Sunday's game. Jenkins was placed on injured reserve Sept. 24 after hurting his thumb in a Week 2 win over the Giants. According to a rule implemented for this season only due to COVID-19, an unlimited number of players can return to the active roster after spending three games on injured reserve.

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Player Injury Game status

Finished his fifth NFL season in 2020; has appeared in 65 games with eight starts for the Bears
Owns 37 tackles, 1 INT, 1.0 sack, 5 PDs and 12 special teams tackles

2020 SEASON (Bears):

Recorded his first career interception in the Week 2 win over the Giants, stepping in front of a Daniel Jones pass and returning it 10 yards
Inactive for Weeks 5-6 with a hamstring injury; also Weeks 15 and 17 with a foot injury
Missed Week 9 at Tennessee after being placed on the COVID-19 list

2019 SEASON (Bears):

Appeared in 15 games as a reserve, recording six tackles, two pass defenses and three special teams tackles

2018 SEASON (Bears):

Appeared in 15 games (2 starts), recording six tackles, one sack, one TFL and one forced fumble
Made three tackles in Wild Card playoff game vs. Philadelphia (1/6/19)

2017 SEASON (Bears):

Appeared in 13 games as a reserve, recording three tackles and three special teams tackles

2016 SEASON (Bears):

Played in 11 games, starting six (Games 10-15), recording 22 tackles, one pass breakup and one special teams tackle
Deon Bush
Hamstring Out

Enters his third NFL season; has eight career starts, all coming during the 2020 season
Spent his rookie season (2019) on the practice squad before being promoted to the active roster Oct. 15

2020 SEASON (Bears):

Played in all 16 games with eight starts (one at center, one at left guard and six at right guard); also started at right guard in the Wild Card playoff game at the Saints
Made his first career start at center in Week 9 at Tennessee and then his first start at left guard in Week 10 vs. Minnesota
Made his first start at right guard in Week 12 at Green Bay, helping David Montgomery top 100 yards rushing
Helped the Bears rush for 140 yards and three rushing scores in Week 13 vs. Detroit, 169 yards and a score vs. Houston and a season-high 199 yards and two scores in the win at Minnesota in Week 15
Saw extended time at left guard in Week 5 vs. Tampa Bay in place of the injured James Daniels and also in Week 8 vs. the Saints

2019 SEASON (Bears):

Appeared in five games as a rookie; spent Weeks 1-6 on practice squad and inactive for Weeks 7-12
Signed to active roster Oct. 15; made NFL debut in Week 13 at Detroit
Alex Bars
Shoulder Questionable

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