By Dan Durkin-
(CBS) Points have been hard to come by the season for the Bears, so the last thing they need is another potential source of them unavailable for Thursday night’s game against the Cowboys. That could be the case, as kicker Robbie Gould didn’t participate in Tuesday’s practice due to a quad injury.READ MORE: Pair Charged In Murder Of 8-Year-Old Melissa Ortega Denied Bail; Accused Teen Gunman Committed Three Previous Carjackings, Prosecutors Say
“Robbie was sore this morning,” coach Marc Trestman said. “So we just rested him today. We’ll see where he is like with the other guys who didn’t practice today. We’ll just see where he is tomorrow.”
Trestman wouldn’t elaborate on contingency plans, calling it an “organizational issue” and adding that the team would see where Gould’s at Wednesday. Punter Pat O’Donnell is the backup, and he last kicked field goals in high school. O’Donnell said his range is around 45 yards, and he kicks once a week even when Gould is healthy.
“Pat practiced today,” Trestman said. “So I’ll leave it at that. He practiced today, and again, we’re hopeful. We’ll see where Robbie is tomorrow.”
Wide receiver Alshon Jeffery also didn’t participate, but Trestman said he was held out for precautionary reasons.READ MORE: Bears Reportedly Hiring Colts Defensive Coordinator Matt Eberflus As New Head Coach
The Bears did get some positive news, as safety Chris Conte was a limited participant. He’s dealing with an eye issue.
“That’s a good thing,” Trestman said. “We’ll see how he feels after practice, and again after a little bit of work today where he is tomorrow as well.”
Here’s the injury report from Tuesday’s practice.
— K Robbie Gould (quad)
— WR Alshon Jeffery (hamstring)
— DE Cornelius Washington (chest)
— S Chris Conte (eye)
— DT Jeremiah Ratliff (knee)
— LB Darryl Sharpton (hamstring)