The Green Bay Packers and Chicago Bears have released their respective updated injury reports Thursday afternoon ahead of their rivalry showdown this Sunday.
There is little movement from yesterday, as the only additions to the report are surprisingly non-injuries. Packers tight end Marcedes Lewis and Chicago running back Khari Blasingame were both not present at practice Thursday due to vet rest and personal reasons, respectively. Otherwise, there was no movement in either team’s injury reports.
The Packers and Bears are set for Sunday Night Football live at Lambeau Field this Sunday at 8:20 p.m. on NBC. As of Thursday afternoon, the Packers are favored by 10 points, per the VI Consensus.
Packers injury report
The biggest question mark for Packers fans is the health and availability of Bakhtiari as he continues to battle back from injury. Bakhtiari was inactive last week for the season-opening loss to Minnesota, and initially it was reported that he was going to be inactive for the home-opening matchup with the Bears this week.
Despite Green Bay playing it as safe as possible with his return, seeing him practice — even in limited fashion — is a sign that his return is getting closer to happening. As quarterback Aaron Rodgers adjusts to a new-look offense without superstar receiver Davante Adams, having stability and comfort with Bakhtiari on the line will be as important as ever this season.
Bears injury report
Did Not Practice – RB Khari Blasingame (NIR – Personal)