The good news is that Jay Cutler is fine and will play Sunday at Soldier Field despite being hindered by neck and knee injuries this week.
But the Bears will be without linebacker Brian Urlacher (hamstring), Tim Jennings (dislocated shoulder) and wide receiver Earl Bennett (concussion) against the Packers.
The Bears also listed defensive end Shea McClellin (knee) and defensive tackle Henry Melton (chest) as doubtful for Sunday. Neither has practiced this week.
"They have been able to do much this week at all," coach Lovie Smith said. "We're a little banged up, but believe me we have enough guys to play this week. We have had good practices."
As far as Cutler's knee injury, Smith stressed again that it wasn't serious. The neck injury always has been a bigger concern for him and the Bears.
"What knee?" Smith said. "Believe me. I know there was a guy that reported that there was a problem with the knee, but there is no problem with the knee. Jay's good to go. We're hoping he'll play the best game he's ever been able to play."
Melton returned to Halas Hall after being excused Thursday for personal reasons.
"Again, he wasn't able to do much, but he was back," Smith said.
Bennett's status is becoming disconcerting. Bennett hasn't practiced since suffering his concussion against the Seattle Seahawks at Soldier Field.
Smith confirmed that his symptoms have been worse than other Bears, including Cutler, who have suffered concussions this season.
"Yes, he hasn't been cleared," Smith said. "So we haven't had one that's gone this long, but of course there's concern when you have this missed this much time."