On Saturday morning, Chicago Bears announced that they have activated their offensive guard Kyle Long from the injured reserve after two months when he suffered a right foot injury.
Long is now eligible to play in the Bear’s Week 17’s game against the Minnesota Vikings.
30 years old Long left the team during their 24-10 win against the New York Jets back on October 28th. He left with an injury which the head coach feared to be a season-ending injury.
Matt Nagy, the head coach of the Bears said, “I feel pretty good with him playing the most of the game. But we have to see many things to see if it is suitable to keep him in or not.”
Bears, the NFC North champions are currently 11-4 on the season and are headed for the playoffs for the first time since they won the division back in 2010.
If they could defeat the Los Angeles Rams on Sunday they will have a spot on the playoffs whereas Vikings who are 8-6-1 on the season also need a win or loss by Philadelphia Eagle to make into the playoffs as a wild card.
In the absence of Long, Bryan Witzmann started as the team’s guard who has played for the Kansas City Chiefs back in 2016 and 2017.
Bear made room for Long on the roster after they waived their quarterback Tyler Bray.