Bears OLB Robert Quinn Battling Ankle Injury

Quinn could be in jeopardy of missing the Bears' opener Sunday.

(670 The Score) Bears edge rusher Robert Quinn's availability for Chicago's opener at Detroit on Sunday is in jeopardy as he's dealing with an ankle injury.

Quinn didn't practice Wednesday or Thursday, and Bears coach Matt Nagy declined to discuss the status of Quinn's injury or others on the team. Nagy did note the injury was unrelated to Quinn's absence during the preseason.

"I'm not going to get into all of that with any of the injury stuff," Nagy said.

Nagy and the Bears claimed Quinn's absence during the preseason was related to a personal matter and that his slow progress toward a full practice load was part of the team's ramping-up process.

Signed to a five-year, $70-million deal this past offseason, the 30-year-old Quinn had 11.5 sacks with the Cowboys in 2019.

Quinn's pass rushing partner Khalil Mack was limited in practice Wednesday and Thursday due to an ankle issue. Running back David Montgomery (groin) was a full participant in practice Thursday, as were receiver Cordarrelle Patterson (knee), offensive lineman Jason Spriggs (knee) and receiver Javon Wims (achilles).

Montgomery admitted he didn't do much during the Bears' practice Wednesday but is attempting to be cautious working back from his injury, which he suffered on Aug. 26. When he was first hurt, Montgomery feared he had suffered a significant tear.

"I'm really just taking it one day at a time, not trying to rush myself back, and trying to be smart with myself and my body," Montgomery said. "It's a marathon, not a sprint."

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