The Bears have seemingly dodged a bullet, for now.
Following Tuesday's announcement that Khalil Mack would undergo further tests on the right ankle injury he sustained during Sunday's loss, Bears head coach had more optimistic news on Wednesday:
Khalil Mack (ankle) is day to day, per Matt Nagy. Nagy isn't 100% sure if Mack will or won't practice today.— JJ Stankevitz (@JJStankevitz) October 17, 2018
Nagy on the status of Mack: “He’s day to day right now. We’re just going to continue to keep an eye on it and be more cautious than anything.”— Chicago Bears (@ChicagoBears) October 17, 2018
It could obviously get a lot worse than a day-to-day diagnosis, though not practicing on Wednesday might raise some eyebrows.
It sounds like Mack is expected to be a go for Sunday's matchup with the Patriots, though as the Bears saw with the Dolphins' QB situation last week, things can change in a heartbeat.