Chicago Bears quarterback Jay Cutler was a full participant in Thursday's practice after injuring his ribs in the Bears 13-7 Monday night victory over the Detroit Lions. Cutler was briefly removed from the game, but was able to return and finish without any noticeable problems.
Overall, the Bears are quite healthy. Tight End Brody Eldridge did not practice on Thursday due to an illness and wide receiver Alshon Jeffery is still out with a broken hand. Cornerback Sherrick McManis was not even listed on the injury report with his hip injury.
The Bears Week 8 opponents, the Carolina Panthers were missing defensive ends Antwan Applewhite (thigh) and Thomas Keiser (elbow) at practice on Thursday. Another defensive end, Charles Johnson (hip) was limited at practice. Defensive tackle Dwan Edwards (hand), tight end Ben Hartsock (calf), and cornerback Captain Munnerlyn (leg) were all able to fully participate in practice.
The Bears take on the Panthers at 12:00 p.m. CT on Sunday.