The Bears haven’t put Danny Trevathan on injured reserve — yet — and are monitoring the status of two injured players on the other side of the ball.
Two offensive starters were hampered at practice Wednesday. One was a surprise: rookie running back David Montgomery was limited because of an ankle injury. Head coach Matt Nagy did not mention Montgomery — who had 17 carries for 60 yards against the Lions — when he spoke before practice.
Tight end Trey Burton, meanwhile, sat out practice, three days after injuring his calf Sunday. Burton hasn’t made a catch in either of his past two games, continuing a season that’s been nothing less than a massive disappointment. Fighting through a groin injury that required offseason surgery, Burton has 14 catches for 84 yards this season.
Nagy was vague when asked about Burton’s calf problem — “We’re still kind of working through it,” he said — but it’s fair to wonder how much help, if any, he can give the Bears if he’s hampered. They’ve been selective about his playing time all season — both in terms of his snap count and what kinds of patterns they want him to run.
Trevathan remains out, though the team has yet to put him on IR. Given the grisly nature of Trevathan’s left elbow injury — it bent the wrong way Sunday – a season-ending move seems likely.
“We haven’t gotten to that yet,” said Nagy, who added he didn’t know whether the inside linebacker needed surgery. ‘Still working through it. So, we’ll kind of know more as we go.”