There are no surprises on the latest Bears injury report, but there is now official word on several players who are out and will not travel to Detroit.
Tight end Ben Braunecker (concussion), wide receiver Taylor Gabriel (concussion), offensive lineman Bobby Massie (ankle), defensive back Sherrick McManus (groin) and tight end Adam Shaheen (foot) are all out and will not make the trip. Linebacker Danny Trevathan (elbow) is also out.
In addition, the following players will not travel with the team to Detroit:— Chicago Bears (@BearsPR) November 27, 2019
TE Ben Braunecker
WR Taylor Gabriel
OL Bobby Massie
DB Sherrick McManis
TE Adam Shaheen https://t.co/HQPW71wduz
That entire group has been out of practice all week so none of this comes as a surprise. Braunecker, Gabriel, Massie and McManus picked up injuries last week against the Giants.
Meanwhile, the Lions are having their own injury problems, especially at quarterback. Not only will Matthew Stafford miss the Bears for a second time this season, but his replacement Jeff Driskel is still questionable with a hamstring injury.
Driskel has played the last three games with Stafford out, but has been limited in practice all week. David Blough, an undrafted rookie out of Purdue, is now the only healthy quarterback on the Lions’ roster.
The Bears have had their fair share of injuries this year, but the Lions may have to start an undrafted rookie, third-string quarterback.