Chicago Bears injury report: RB Khalil Herbert returns to full participation

Running back injured his ankle Oct. 5 vs. Commanders

Chicago Bears running back Khalil Herbert stiff arms Denver Broncos linebacker Drew Sanders during their game Sunday, Oct. 1, 2023, at Soldier Field in Chicago.

LAKE FOREST – Bears running back Khalil Herbert returned to full participation in practice Thursday at Halas Hall. Herbert could be nearing a return after missing the past month and a half with an ankle injury.

Herbert hurt his ankle Oct. 5 against the Washington Commanders. He has missed five games since then. He remains on injured reserve and would have to be activated to the 53-man roster if he’s going to play Sunday.

Meanwhile, running back D’Onta Foreman (ankle) was limited in practice for the second day in a row. Foreman and Herbert could find themselves sharing touches moving forward if both are healthy and available.

“Yeah, I think that’s a fortunate position to be in, to be able to have a few guys that can go do that and kind of display our play style and so we look forward to that opportunity,” offensive coordinator Luke Getsy said. “You know, Khalil was playing really well. What was it? It was Washington I believe that he got hurt. He was crushing it that night. So we’re excited to get him back on the field.”

Elswhere, linebacker Tremaine Edmunds once again did not practice. He hasn’t played since injuring his knee Oct. 29 against the Los Angeles Chargers.

Quarterback Justin Fields (right thumb) once again was a full participant in practice. Fields is expected to start Sunday against the Lions. Right guard Nate Davis (ankle) was a full participant, as were fullback Khari Blasingame (concussion), linebacker Jack Sanborn (ankle) and cornerback Terell Smith (illness).

Linebacker Noah Sewell (knee) was added to the injury report as a limited participant. Tight end Marcedes Lewis (rest) took the day off.

Sean Hammond

Sean Hammond

Sean is the Chicago Bears beat reporter for the Shaw Local News Network. He has covered the Bears since 2020. Prior to writing about the Bears, he covered high school sports for the Northwest Herald and contributed to Friday Night Drive. Sean joined Shaw Media in 2016.