Friday, November 29, 2013
Major Wright questionable for Vikings
By Michael C. Wright
LAKE FOREST, Ill. -- Chicago Bears safety Major Wright pulled a hamstring Friday during practice inside the Walter Payton Center, and he will be listed as questionable for Sunday’s game against the Minnesota Vikings, according to coach Marc Trestman.
“It wasn’t a major pull, but now he becomes questionable for the game,” Trestman said. “We probably won’t know until game time where he’s at there.”
The Bears are optimistic that Wright will be able to play against the Vikings, and Trestman said he spoke to the safety after Thursday’s practice, and he “was feeling good.” If Wright is forced to miss time, the Bears won’t be able to go with backup Anthony Walters, who was officially declared out (groin injury) along with quarterback Jay Cutler (ankle) and linebacker Lance Briggs (shoulder).
So if Wright is unavailable, the Bears will go into Sunday’s game with veteran Craig Steltz.
“Craig has been around. He knows the position. He knows his assignments,” Trestman said. “He’s not a guy who’s going to make a lot of mistakes.”
In other injury news, cornerback Derrick Martin (hamstring) is questionable along with defensive tackles Stephen Paea (toe) and Jeremiah Ratliff. Running back Matt Forte (knee) is probable. The team also sent kicker Robbie Gould home because of an illness, but he’s expected to play Sunday at the Metrodome.
Receiver Brandon Marshall (quadriceps) participated fully in Friday's practice. He's listed as probable.