Chicago Bears: Sherrick McManus

Hester (quad) sits out practice Thursday

October, 18, 2012
LAKE FOREST, Ill. -- Receiver Devin Hester sat out of practice on Thursday, but the club expects him to be available to play Monday night when the Chicago Bears host the Detroit Lions.

"We kept a couple guys out of practice today, a few guys," Bears coach Lovie Smith said. "Devin Hester has a quad injury. He should be OK, but we held him out today."

The Bears released their first injury report of the week Thursday, listing Hester as having missed practice with a quadriceps injury along with receiver Alshon Jeffery (hand), who has been declared out for Monday night, and linebacker Blake Costanzo (thumb). The Bears club also excused punter Adam Podlesh, whose wife is expecting the couple's first child.

Cornerback Sherrick McManis (hip) participated Thursday in a limited capacity.

"(We're) in decent shape," Smith said. "It has been a long time since we've played. So we're anxious to get back into the routine."

For the Lions, cornerback Bill Bentley (shoulder), safety Louis Delmas (knee), cornerback Jacob Lacey (concussion) and defensive end Kyle Vanden Bosch (not injury related) didn't practice. Defensive end Cliff Avril (back) was limited along with defensive end Ronnell Lewis (eye), tight end Brandon Pettigrew (knee), linebacker Stephen Tulloch (knee), defensive tackle Corey Williams (knee) and receiver Titus Young (knee).

Jeffery aside, Bears appear healthy

October, 17, 2012
LAKE FOREST, Ill. -- Aside from receiver Alshon Jeffery (hand), the Chicago Bears appear to be a fully healthy team headed into their clash against the Detroit Lions on Monday Night Football.

Returning for their second practice after a week of inactivity, the Bears saw nearly full participation during Wednesday's session aside from Jeffery, who is expected to miss multiple games, linebacker Blake Costanzo (thumb), who is expected to play against the Lions, and cornerback Sherrick McManis.

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