January 15, 2021

Bears LB Robert Quinn is 'doubtful' for Sunday's season opener due to ankle injury

Bears outside linebacker Robert Quinn is officially listed as doubtful for Sunday’s season opener at Detroit.

Quinn didn't practice Wednesday, Thursday or Friday, and is dealing with an ankle injury, according to the team's latest injury report. Quinn had previously missed part of training camp for a personal reason, and then was limited in camp as he ramped up into football shape.

Bears coach Matt Nagy said Quinn’s current ankle injury has nothing to do with his previous absence during training camp.

The Bears signed Quinn to a five-year, $70 million free agent contract over the offseason. They envisioned a one-two punch of pass-rushing outside linebackers in Quinn and Khalil Mack.

Head coach Matt Nagy didn’t provide any details on Quinn’s injury this week. The coach has been guarded with his injury updates heading into Week 1.

“We’re just going to keep [it] internal,” Nagy said.

Mack is also dealing with an injury. He was limited in practice all week with a knee injury. Mack is listed as questionable for Sunday’s game.

Six other Bears players were listed as questionable for Sunday’s game, although they were full participants in practice Friday: RB David Montgomery (groin), WR Cordarrelle Patterson (knee), OL Jason Spriggs (knee), WR Javon Wims (achilles), OL Germain Ifedi (tricep), DB Buster Skrine (finger).