Devin Hester missed today's practice with a sprained right ankle but said he's not seriously injured and vowed to play on Sunday against the Arizona Cardinals.
"I'm alright,'' Hester said. "I'm going to play."
Hester has 21 receptions over the last three games, the second most in the NFL over that span. He set personal highs two weeks ago at Cincinnati with eight receptions for 101 yards.
We'll see if Hester can return to practive on Thursday and perhaps participate on a limited basis. Lovie Smith prefers that his players do at least some work during the week, but doesn't have a hard and fast rule when it comes to them being able to play on Sundays.