Bears' Khalil Mack Day-To-Day With Ankle Injury

October 17, 2018 - 12:52 pm
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LAKE FOREST, Ill. (670 The Score) -- Bears star outside linebacker Khahil Mack has avoided serious damage to his injured right ankle and is considered day-to-day, but the team is already operating with caution and held him out of practice Wednesday.

The Bears will be forced to handle Mack with care for the time being. It remains to be seen what kind of practice workload, if any, Mack will take the rest of this week as the Bears prepare to host the Patriots on Sunday. He has never missed a game before.

"We’re going to continue to keep an eye on it and make sure whatever we do, we’re more cautious than anything," coach Matt Nagy said before practice Wednesday. "I believe in that. I think it’s important to go that route. It's more of a day-to-day thing.

"He's doing good. He's in good spirits. We're just kind of going about business."

Mack suffered the injury in the first half of an overtime loss Sunday at Miami. After being evaluated in the medical tent on the sidelines, he returned to action but -- for the first time in a Bears uniform -- wasn't a difference-maker. Mack suggested postgame Sunday that he was "fine" after undergoing apparent medical tests, though he declined to reveal the extent. Nagy indicated that further testing hasn't been required of Mack this week.

Acquired by the Bears in a Sept. 1 trade, Mack is having a monster season, with 19 tackles, five sacks, four forced fumbles and an interception in five games.

Top receiver Allen Robinson (groin) emerged on the injury report, working practice Wednesday in a limited fashion due.Cornerback Prince Amukamara (hamstring) practiced but in a limited fashion. He is also considered day-to-day by the team. Guard Eric Kush was limited while dealing with neck soreness.

The Bears will release more information on the status of Mack and other players with their game-status report on Friday.

Chris Emma covers the Bears, Chicago’s sports scene and more for 670TheScore.com. Follow him on Twitter @CEmma670.​​