Sick bay: Bears relatively healthy; Lions not so lucky

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Sick bay: Bears relatively healthy; Lions not so lucky

Wide receiver Alshon Jeffery already has been ruled out, but he and reserve cornerback Sherrick McManis (questionable, hip) are the only significant health issues confronting the Bears going into Mondays game against the Detroit Lions.

Receiverreturner Devin Hester finished the week as probable with a quad injury, as is linebackerspecial teams leader Blake Costanzo (thumb).

The Lions are not quite so healthy.

They will be without cornerback Jacob Lacey (concussion), and cornerback Bill Bentley is doubtful with a shoulder strain. The defense may have taken another hit Saturday when defensive tackle Corey Williams, who was limited in practice Thursday and Friday with a knee injury, did not practice at all on Saturday and is questionable.

All other hurting Lions are listed as probable, including defensive end Cliff Avril (back), safety Louis Delmas (knee) and linebacker Stephen Tulloch (knee), all key starters on a defense that has not been dominant this year.

Tight end Brandon Pettigrew and wide receiver Titus Young both were limited in practice with knee problems.

Fast Break Morning Update: Cubs visit White House; Blackhawks, Bulls in action tonight

Fast Break Morning Update: Cubs visit White House; Blackhawks, Bulls in action tonight

Here are some of the top Chicago sports stories from Monday:

Five Things to Watch: Blackhawks collide with Avalanche tonight on CSN

Five Things to Watch: Bulls host Mavericks in search of third straight win

Cubs meet President Obama in unforgettable, symbolic White House visit: ‘They said this day would never come’

Blackhawks' rough weekend 'a little bit of a wake-up call'

The state of the Bulls after the first half of the season

Reports: Dolphins assistant Jeremiah Washburn to be Bears' new O-line coach

Does Cubs president Theo Epstein have a future in politics?

President Obama, with Cubs at White House: 'Among Sox fans, I'm the Cubs' No. 1 fan'

At Cubs' White House visit, President Obama touts Michelle Obama's Cubs fandom, shouts out Jose Cardenal

Fire trade for midfielder Dax McCarty

The state of the Bulls after the first half of the season

The state of the Bulls after the first half of the season

Who are the Bulls? The team that beat Cleveland and Toronto or lost to Dallas, Minnesota and Milwaukee?

That's the question Bulls fans are currently asking and the one Bulls Insider Vincent Goodwill posed in the video above.

The Bulls have had impressive wins and shocking losses, but neither of those should be surprising at this point. The Bulls are, as Goodwill put it, consistently inconsistent.

The first half of the season has proven that Dwyane Wade still has some memorable moments left to give and Jimmy Butler continues to approach superstardom. On the downside, the drama surrounding Rajon Rondo has meant the 'three alphas' that were hyped up in the preseason haven't been the dynamic trio some Bulls fans had hoped.

Coach Fred Hoiberg doesn't have the shooters his system needs, but can he still rally the troops and get something out of Rondo?

Watch the video to see Goodwill's look back on the Bulls' first half and what could be ahead.