This season, injuries have already caused a great deal of obstacles for the Chicago Bears offense. Teven Jenkins was one of the few shining lights for them. The former second-round selection overcame an early benching in the offseason in the summer to start at right guard by September. He has since established himself as the team’s top blocker. Olin Kreutz even claimed that the young man had potential to make the Pro Bowl. Fans were anticipating where his talent and additional experience could lead him.
Naturally, he was removed from the Philadelphia Eagles game during the first quarter. The Bears typically have luck similar to that. Many people believed Jenkins’ career was in danger. He’s already had back problems in the past. Another one was the last thing he could afford. He was ruled out by the team due to a neck issue. It didn’t seem pleasant. David Chao, a veteran NFL physician, however, argued that the damage might not be as serious as initially thought. Since then, the diagnosis has been validated by head coach Matt Eberflus. Jenkins is now fully in control of his extremities and has returned to Halas Hall. There is no sign that he is done for the season.
It’s logical to assume that the Bears will hold him out this week given the current situation. It makes no sense for him to make the injury worse. It might be preferable to give him a week break before calling him back for the Detroit game. Jenkins, though, is accustomed to performing while in discomfort. He might persuade coaches to let him play if he does well throughout the upcoming few days of practice. Justin Fields, after all, requires some defense. Philadelphia sacked him six times, and Buffalo should present an equally difficult challenge.