Bears considering options for Khalil Mack's injury, with injured reserve a possibility


(670 The Score) The Bears are considering a path forward for star pass rusher Khalil Mack, who has been playing through a foot injury for the last month.

The team is "working through" its options with Mack, coach Matt Nagy said Wednesday. Mack isn't expected to play when the Bears host the 49ers on Sunday and could land on injured reserve, NFL Media reported. He has been dealing with the foot injury since suffering it in a game on Sept. 26 at Cleveland.

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"As everybody knows, he's been battling through his foot injury the last several weeks," Nagy said.

"There's been absolutely no decisions made."

Mack would be required to miss a minimum of three games if placed on injured reserve. He has six sacks in seven games this season. The minimum of three games on injured reserve would allow Mack four-plus weeks to recover before he could return, as it includes the team's bye in Week 10.

The Bears are also currently missing pass rushers Robert Quinn (reserve/COVID-19) and Jeremiah Attaochu (on season-ending injured reserve with a torn pectoral), leaving their depth thin at outside linebacker.

Mack, 30, has missed just two games in his eight-year NFL career, both coming during his first season with the Bears in 2018.

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