10/12/17 - G Kyle Long (ankle) did not practice Thursday (Oct. 12) after practicing on Wednesday. Head coach John Fox did not characterize it as a setback, but more as maintenance of Long's old injury from last year. Long did leave Sunday's game for a play with an unannounced leg injury, but quickly returned and finished the game. If Long can't play Sunday, the Bears could use Hroniss Grasu at center and move Cody Whitehair from center to guard. Grasu practiced on a limited basis Thursday as he recovers from a Week 2 hand injury.
09/25/17 - LG Kyle Long played for the first time this season after recovering from ankle surgery.
09/21/17 - G Kyle Long (ankle) went through a full practice on Thursday (Sept. 21) for the first time since the season started, and has been in successive practices this week. He is expected to play Sunday after he had practiced Wednesday on a limited basis. How he handles practicing this many times in succession will be a key to whether he's able to play all of Sunday's game.
The Bears are in need of Long's return because right guard Josh Sitton hasn't practiced this week due to a rib injury and backup guard Tom Compton is trying to practice despite a hip injury. Long last played in a game on Nov. 13 against Tampa.
"Our medical people think he's ready, our coaches think he's ready, we'll see how much he can endure, whether we have him with any kind of a pitch count, but right now it's looking very promising," head coach John Fox said.
09/20/17 - G Kyle Long probably would be at left guard if he returns from his ankle injury this week. It's possible he might have been back for the opener but he said he suffered a setback in recovery from surgery.
09/18/17 - G Kyle Long (ankle) was questionable, but did not make the trip to Tampa Bay after practicing on a limited basis throughout last week. Long is day-to-day and it's possible he could return this week against Pittsburgh. "I'm getting closer and closer," Long said at the end of last week's practices. "I wouldn't be able to tell you 100 percent, but I will say I'm a lot further along than I was."
09/14/17 - G Kyle Long (ankle) practiced Wednesday on a limited basis. He didn't play against Atlanta and Tom Compton replaced him in the starting lineup.
09/11/17 - G Kyle Long (ankle) did not dress for the opener. He practiced last week on a limited basis and his status for the Tampa Bay game will be updated later in the week.
09/06/17 - G Kyle Long (ankle) did not practice Wednesday. Tom Compton has played left guard in his place. The team has the option of moving center Cody Whitehair to guard and using Hroniss Grasu at center.
09/01/17 - G Kyle Long (ankle) remains a question for the opener after seeing no game action and limited practice time. "He's on target," coach John Fox said.
"We're hopeful, again he's really day-to-day as far as coming off that ankle, so we'll just continue to rehab until medically he's cleared."
08/14/17 - LG Kyle Long was ejected from practice after he was involved in multiple skirmishes. "There's a certain standard we have and it's something we weren't very pleased with," Bears coach John Fox said, per ESPN. "I haven't had a chance to visit with him yet, but it's something that we'll handle it internally." Long, 28, took issue with teammates in both team and individual drills before being told to leave the practice field in Bourbonnais, Ill.
08/12/17 - G Kyle Long has gradually increased his participation after rehab from ankle surgery and Fox called his availability for Week 1 of the regular season a possibility.
"There's concern for everything, that's what we do," Fox said. "But he's on target and we feel good about where he is right now."
Long practiced with the full squad in part of Saturday's scrimmage.
08/07/17 - G Kyle Long (ankle) returned on a limited basis (Aug. 4) after missing several practices. The Bears are giving him practices off occasionally to rest a surgically repaired ankle.
08/01/17 - G Kyle Long (ankle) continued to work only on a limited basis toward the end of camp's first week, and was given a day off on the first day of contact because soreness.
"He hasn't been in cleats since last season," Fox said. "We won't put a lot of pressure on that foot until we have to. Again, the target day is Sept. 10."
07/27/17 - G Kyle Long (ankle) went through some minor individual work at his first practice back from surgery but did not do team work. Long also had a labrum injury last year, but did not have surgery on it, and said that injury healed enough on its own to allow him to play.
06/13/17 - G Kyle Long had ankle surgery during the offseason and it was a severe injury. He is taking longer to come back and lost weight to take pressure off his leg. "He did some explosion work this past week," coach John Fox said. "He's right on target. We still got some time after this is over, six to seven weeks. It'll be touch-and-go whether he's ready for the first day of training camp or maybe early on in camp. But he's doing well."
05/30/17 - G Kyle Long worked on the side with rehabbing players Tuesday as he tries to come back from a severe ankle injury and surgery. The Bears might be considering moving Long to the left side this year after he played right guard last year. Josh Sitton would move to right guard from left.
It's possible the injury has something to do with Long's weight loss. He lost weight to take pressure off his ankle following surgery.
11/21/16 - G Kyle Long (ankle), who is on injured reserve, will undergo surgery on Monday, according to John Fox. He will also need shoulder surgery at a later date.
11/16/16 - G Kyle Long (ankle) officially went on injured reserve Tuesday, meaning Ted Larsen will step in at right guard. It has been an injury-filled season for Long, starting with a calf injury that kept him out in preseason. Shoulder and triceps injuries followed, and now the ankle.
11/14/16 - G Kyle Long had to be carted off with an ankle injury Sunday.
11/14/16 - G Kyle Long (ankle) left Sunday's game on a cart. Later he had an air cast put on his right ankle. Unconfirmed reports have Long missing the rest of the season and Ted Larsen replacing him at right guard.
11/10/16 - G Kyle Long (triceps) practiced in full on Thursday, one day removed from participating on a limited basis in the session. Long, who sat out one game with the injury, is expected to be ready to play against Tampa Bay on Sunday.
11/09/16 - G Kyle Long (triceps) practiced on a limited basis Wednesday after missing the last game and part of the previous one due to injury. He anticipates being able to play and will likely be a game-time decision.
11/01/16 - RG Kyle Long did not play after suffering a quadriceps injury last week against Green Bay.
11/01/16 - G Kyle Long (triceps) missed Monday's game after coming out of the game against the Packers game the previous week. Long was doubtful for the game. He is day-to-day.
10/27/16 - T Kyle Long (triceps) did not practice Thursday and is day-to-day. He suffered the injury in the Oct. 20 loss to Green Bay and came out. He was replaced in practice Thursday by Ted Larsen, who played for him in the 26-10 loss to the Packers.