Chicago Bears: 3 burning questions heading into Week 4

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Will Prince Amukamara and Anthony Miller be ready for Bucs?

Against the Cardinals, the Bears got their first taste of the injury bug this season. While so many teams are banged up, the Bears have actually been one of the healthiest teams in the NFL. That changed when starting cornerback Prince Amukamara left the game due to a hamstring injury.

Replacing him was undrafted rookie Kevin Toliver, while veterans Sherrick McManis and Bryce Callahan got a bit more playing time as well. Amukamara’s exit hurt the Bears a bit at first, but thankfully both McManis and Callahan came up with two huge second-half interceptions to help put away the game.

Amukamara did not return, but on Monday, head coach Matt Nagy called he and rookie wide receiver Anthony Miller “day to day.”

Miller was banged up on two separate occasions. The second time, though, forced him to leave the game. He looked as though it was some kind of an arm injury, and sure enough after the game, news broke that he had separated his shoulder.

Fortunately, both of these guys’ injuries aren’t nearly as bad as originally thought. Will they be ready for Tampa Bay on Sunday? Hopefully they get some good rest, rehab and maybe even a practice or two in by the end of the week and can give it a go. Amukamara will be especially needed against a Bucs team featuring some intense playmakers on offense.