Bears lose RG Nate Davis to ankle injury vs. Vikings

Davis got hurt when quarterback Justin Fields was driven into him on play in the first quarter.

SHARE Bears lose RG Nate Davis to ankle injury vs. Vikings
Bears guard Nate Davis is carted off the field.

Bears guard Nate Davis is carted off the field.

Nam Y. Huh/AP

Bears right guard Nate Davis left the game against the Vikings with a right ankle injury after quarterback Justin Fields was driven into him in the first quarter.

Vikings safety Josh Metellus hit Fields on a one-yard completion to fullback Khari Blasingame and knocked him into the back of Davis’ leg. Davis was down for a while and needed help getting off the field. After getting examined on the sideline, he was carted to the locker room and ruled out for the game.

Backup guard Ja’Tyre Carter took Davis’ place.

The Bears have been unable to get their intended starting offensive line on the field this season. Right guard Teven Jenkins missed the first four games, and left tackle Braxton Jones has been on injured reserve the last four games with a neck injury. Jones can come back next week.

The Bears signed Davis to a three-year, $30 million contract in free agency this year. He was in and out of training camp for undisclosed reasons and missed two games because of a death in his family.

The Latest
After spending the offseason constructing the most talented Bears team in at least five years, it’s time for Poles to worry about the little things.
That said, it’s a prudent time to give him and the Bears some patience as they launch training camp Saturday.
Adel Daoud was handed the new prison term Friday, more than three years after the 7th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals ruled that his initial 16-year sentence “fell outside the range of reasonable sentences” and removed the judge in the case.
The area usually sees 16 to 20 tornadoes per year. On Monday, 22 swept through the area, the National Weather Service said.
The Bears have high expectations this season. Now we begin to see if those expectations are legitimate.