Friday always brings about a sunny outlook, doesn’t it?
Von Miller fully participated in practice today for the first time all week. He is listed as probable for Sunday’s game. The team leader in sacks was considering playing against the Vikings last week, just five days after having surgery to repair ligament damage in his thumb. The reason why he didn’t go was more due to the risk of infection than due to pain level.
Now that the incision is nearly fully healed, the rookie will play with a specially designed cast on his right hand. Miller experimented with three different casts throughout the week.
“He’ll make due,” John Fox said after Friday’s practice. “We’re going to protect it first and he’s learned to deal with it this week and I’m sure he’ll do a fine job Sunday.”
Miller probably smells blood in the water. The Bears gave up 7 sacks to the Chiefs last week. Expect Caleb Hanie’s eyes to widen every time he’s in the shotgun formation.
Miller is back and he’s coming around those edges.