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Bears’ Robert Quinn misses practice with ankle injury

Forced to put out an injury report for the first time Wednesday, the Bears said Quinn had an ankle injury. They had not offered up that detail at any point during training camp.

Cowboys defensive end Robert Quinn celebrates a sack of Jeff Driskel in the Cowboys’ 35-27 victory over the Lions on Nov. 17 at Ford Field. Quinn has 9.5 sacks this season.
The Bears signed the Cowboys’ Robert Quinn this offseason.
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The Bears spent the preseason saying they weren’t concerned about outside linebacker Robert Quinn, who was doing ramp-up work after what the team called a personal issue.

Turns out, it’s more than that. Forced to put out an injury report for the first time Wednesday, the Bears said Quinn had an ankle injury. They had not offered up that detail at any point during training camp.

Quinn was the only member of the team who didn’t practice.

Another concerning issue for the Bears: Fellow outside linebacker Khalil Mack was limited in practice with a knee injury. He participated in individual drills during the portion of practice open to the media, however, and has been a constant presence at training camp.

Quinn, whom the Bears signed to a five-year, $70 million contract in March, has not been present at the portion of practices open to the media for more than a week.

He practiced fully in team drills only once — the scrimmage at Soldier Field. Afterward, he declined to describe the personal issue but said he’d be ready for the opener.

Just Monday, general manager Ryan Pace said that the nine-year veteran could make up for lost time.

“The best thing he does is get after the quarterback and rush the passer, so it’s not like, you know, there’s a ton of X’s and O’s necessarily with some of that — just get off the ball and get the corner,” Pace said. “But we feel good about where he is from knowing our defense even if he has had a little bit of a short training camp.”

Coach Matt Nagy spoke before practice and is expected to address Quinn’s injury Thursday.

More injuries

Cordarrelle Patterson, the wide receiver who figures to get snaps at running back in the opener, was limited with a knee injury. His situation bears watching, given that David Montgomery is trying to return from a groin injury.

Swing offensive tackle Jason Spriggs was limited because of a knee injury suffered Aug. 22. Wide receiver Javon Wims has an Achilles tendon problem and also was limited.

Defensive lineman Akiem Hicks, who hurt his quadriceps 20 days earlier, was not listed on the injury report and appears set to start Sunday. So does Kyle Fuller, who was absent from practice Sunday but not listed on the injury report.

Lions tight end Hunter Bryant and safety C.J. Moore did not practice because of hamstring problems. Detroit listed seven players as limited: wide receivers Danny Amendola (hamstring) and Kenny Golladay (hamstring), running back D’Andre Swift (hip), defensive lineman Da’Shawn Hand (groin), linebacker Julian Okwara (knee), cornerback Darryl Roberts (groin) and offensive tackle Halapoulivaati Vaitai (foot)

Kicker confirmed

Nagy confirmed what had been reported earlier in the week — that the team will promote kicker Cairo Santos from the practice squad before Sunday.

The Bears cut Santos on Saturday and put him on the practice squad. He was destined for game action when the team put Eddy Pineiro on injured reserve Tuesday.