Bears OLB Khalil Mack, WR Allen Robinson Questionable Versus Jets; G Eric Kush Ruled Out

October 26, 2018 - 1:51 pm
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(670 The Score) Bears star outside linebacker Khalil Mack (right ankle) and top receiver Allen Robinson (groin) are both listed as questionable against the Jets on Sunday, while starting left guard Eric Kush (neck) has been ruled out.

The Bears made their game-status designations official Friday afternoon, with Mack and Robinson both participating in a limited fashion in a lighter practice in the morning. Both players were held out Wednesday and Thursday, following the same template from last week. 

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Kush has been dealing with the neck soreness in recent weeks, with coach Matt Nagy referring to it as stingers. He had played through it to this point but will be held out against the Jets. Rookie James Daniels will start in his place at left guard. Kush and Daniels had been working a rotation at their position the last three games.

After recording strip-sacks in each of his first four games, Mack hasn't been himself since suffering the right ankle injury during at Miami on Oct. 14. The Bears have taken precautions with his workload in practice with the hopes he can return to being effective on Sundays. The team is working through its weekly maintenance plan as opposed to shutting Mack down.

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"It’s not easy," Nagy said this week of Mack's health. "That’s where the trust level from both ends has to be there. The player has to understand where we’re coming from as a team as to where (a player is) at percentage-wise. We all know that he’s not 100 percent.

"That’s where we trust him, he trusts us and then we go ahead with the action plan, and that’s what we ended up doing."

The Jets have their own share of injury issues. New York ruled out receiver Quincy Enunwa early in the week, then on Friday listed receiver Robby Anderson, center Spencer Long and cornerback Trumaine Johnson all as doubtful to play in Chicago.

Kickoff between the Bears (3-3) and Jets (3-4) comes at noon CT Sunday from Soldier Field.

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