Eddie Jackson is helped off the field by Khalil Mack after hurting his ankle Sunday. | Jonathan Daniel/Getty Images

Matt Nagy says injured Eddie Jackson, Aaron Lynch figure to return this year

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The Bears continued to put safety Eddie Jackson (ankle) and outside linebacker Aaron Lynch (elbow) through medical testing Monday, one day after they were hurt in the victory Sunday against the Packers.

Coach Matt Nagy said the Bears didn’t know the full extent of their injuries, but he indicated both figure to return to action, be it in the regular season or the playoffs.

‘‘I don’t think either of them is season-ending,’’ Nagy said.

Jackson sprained his right ankle after intercepting a pass by Packers quarterback Aaron Rodgers with about three minutes left. He left the locker room in a walking boot.

Lynch left in the third quarter with what the Bears called a right-elbow injury.

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‘‘It was nice because I know how much it means to them,’’ Nagy said. ‘‘The success that we’re having . . . it’s always positive when you’re winning. And then when you do it at home and you do it against a division rival with the Packers, it means a lot.

‘‘So I just wanted to thank them for allowing me to . . . they gave me this opportunity — all of them — and I said ‘Thank you.’ That’s basically what it came down to.’’

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The NFL will announce its Pro Bowl rosters at 7 p.m. Tuesday.

Five Bears — outside linebacker Khalil Mack, cornerback Kyle Fuller, safeties Adrian Amos and Jackson and kick returner Tarik Cohen — finished as the fans’ top vote-getters at their positions. The fan vote makes up one-third of the total. Coaches and players voted Friday.

Defensive end Akiem Hicks is a strong candidate to make the team, too.

This and that

Nagy praised receiver Josh Bellamy’s 18-yard catch in the second quarter. It came one play before Cohen’s 12-yard touchdown reception.

‘‘He’s been stepping in for us at good times,’’ Nagy said. ‘‘Josh really knows this offense. He understands it — all three [receiver] positions. And then to come in and make that big catch, that was a contested catch. That thing was covered, and he made that catch. That was a huge play in the game.’’

The Bears were particularly pleased with the blocking on running back Jordan Howard’s nine-yard touchdown run in the first quarter.

‘‘That was a well-executed play,’’ Nagy said. ‘‘That’s one you tag on the video, and you use that for next year when you talk about how to run that play.’’

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