PHILADELPHIA, PA - NOVEMBER 07: Devin Hester #23 of the Chicago Bears is tackled by Keenan Clayton #57 and Riley Cooper #14 of the Philadelphia Eagles during the third quarter of the game at Lincoln Financial Field on November 7, 2011 in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. (Photo by Nick Laham/Getty Images)

Devin Hester Injury: Possible Game-Time Decision For Bears

Devin Hester suffered an ankle injury in the Bears Monday Night Football win over the Eagles. Hester has now missed three consecutive days of practice.

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Devin Hester Injury Update: Bears WR/KR Misses Friday Practice

Chicago Bears wide receiver and return man Devin Hester missed practice again today, according to Vaughn McClure of the Chicago Tribune. This is the third consecutive day that Hester has watched while his team practiced. Hester turned his ankle in the fourth quarter of the Bears’ win over the Eagles on Monday night.

Bears Head Coach Lovie Smith was “hopeful” that Hester would be able to play in a key division game against the Detroit Lions this week. That represents a shift in Smith’s unofficial verbal classification scheme. After missing practice yesterday, Smith reiterated his confidence that Smith would play this week. He may be a game-time decision.

Hester has one punt-return touchdown and one kick-return touchdown this season. He has 432 yards on 18 kick returns and 180 yards on 12 punt returns. Hester was selected as the NFC Special Teams Player of the Week for week 6 this season.

For more on the Bears, check out Windy City Gridiron. For more fantasy football news and discussion, head over to Fake Teams. Follow @sbnationfantasy on Twitter.


Devin Hester Injury: Bears Aren't Concerned With Injury

Chicago Bears wide receiver/kick returner Devin Hester injured his ankle in the middle of the fourth quarter of Monday night's game against the Philadelphia Eagles. However, if comments made by head coach Love Smith on Tuesday are any indication, it's not going to be a big deal.

Hester left the game midway through the fourth quarter with a left ankle injury. He walked off the field gingerly but suggested afterward he would be fine.

"He came out of it in pretty good shape," Smith said of Hester.

The Bears should have Hester back as they try to build on their win over the Eagles when they take on revived Detroit Lions on Sunday.

Hester has 22 catches for 320 yards and a touchdown so far in 2011 as well as a kick return touchdown and Chicago is counting on him to keep making opponents gameplan for him.

For more on Hester's condition, check out Bears blog Windy City Gridiron


Devin Hester Injury: Bears Receiver Hurts Left Ankle

Chicago Bears wide receiver/kick returner Devin Hester injured his ankle in the middle of the fourth quarter. Hester went down trying to run a route, and while making a cut hurt his left ankle, limping off to the sidelines. Hester wasn’t putting any weight on his left foot as he went to the sideline and went straight to the bench.

Hester has been limited in the game so far with just 29 total return yards and just one catch for 19 yards, but missing Hester will hurt a bit. With Hester out, it removes one of quarterback Jay Cutler’s deep threat options and also impacts the Bears return game. The Eagles have done their best job limiting Hester in the return game, but with Hester all it takes is a single crease for him to bust the game open. Hester is questionable to return.

For more on this game, check out Bears blog Windy City Gridiron and Eagles blog Gang Green Nation.

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