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Bears Week 5 Injury Report Brings Mixed News vs Raiders

Adam Taylor McKillop
The Chicago Bears' Week 5 injury report brings some mixed news ahead of their matchup against the Las Vegas Raiders.
The Chicago Bears' Week 5 injury report brings some mixed news ahead of their matchup against the Las Vegas Raiders. / James Gilbert/GettyImages

Just like every team across the NFL, the Chicago Bears are beat up heading into Week 5 of the season. On Saturday, the team released a final injury report ahead of their matchup with the Las Vegas Raiders, bringing a bit of mixed news.

Officially, the Bears placed running back David Montgomery on the IR list. In a corresponding move, Chicago activated linebacker Danny Treavathan off the IR. Meanwhile defensive tackle Akiem Hicks' status has been downgraded to out.

Bears Injury Report

The Montgomery news is no surprise after he suffered a sprained knee in Week 4, this was simply an official announcement. However, the Bears are excited to see their veteran linebacker Trevathan back on the field to make his 2021 debut.

After beginning his season on the IR with a knee injury, Trevathan is poised to make his season debut. He returned to practice on Sept. 29, but was not ready for full action last week. There's no questioning the importance of this veteran linebacker, who started in all 16 games last year and ranked second on the team with 113 total tackles.

The Hicks news is the worst portion of this injury report. Hicks suffered a groin injury early in Week 4 and as the week continued, more doubt creeped into his availability for Sunday. The veteran o-lineman is officially out and his position unit continued to struggle, giving up at least four sacks in the third consecutive week.

Chicago heads into this Week 5 matchup as 5.5-point road underdogs on FanDuel Sportsbook.

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