The Bears avoided losing a key member of their defense to the injured reserve, or so it seems.
Monday, Bears head coach Matt Nagy said Bilal Nichols has a wrist injury, but he doesn't expect the defensive tackle to land on the IR.
Matt Nagy says DL Bilal Nichols has a wrist injury and he doesn't think IR is on the table for him. We saw Nichols with a cast on his right hand yesterday in the locker room.— JJ Stankevitz (@JJStankevitz) September 16, 2019
Nagy added the Bears will know more about Nichols' status in the next day or two.
Nagy says the Bears will know more in the next 24-48 hours on Nichols' status.— JJ Stankevitz (@JJStankevitz) September 16, 2019
Nichols exited Sunday's game against the Broncos in the second quarter with a hand injury. Not only was the 23-year-old ruled out for the rest of the game as a result, but he had a cast on his right hand postgame. The Bears, of course, won 16-14 via a clutch last-second 53-yard field goal from Eddy Pineiro.
Nichols, whom the Bears selected in the fifth round of the 2018 NFL Draft, recorded three sacks as a rookie last season.