Sprained Ankle May Sideline DJ Moore................
Sprained ankle could sideline Bears' Moore
By Vaughn McClure, Tribune reporter 4:35 p.m. CST, November 17, 2011
DJ Moore's status for Sunday's game against the San Diego Chargers appears in doubt after the Chicago Bears nickel back sprained his ankle during practice Wednesday.
Moore was not on the field Thursday. He didn't appear on the injury report Wednesday, but the injury appears to be serious enough for the Bears to consider other options at nickel back.
Coach Lovie Smith mentioned Corey Graham as the likely candidate to replace Moore, although starting cornerback Tim Jennings also could see time there.
Moore was ejected from last week's win over Detroit for hitting Lions quarterback Matthew Stafford. Moore reacted after Stafford pulled him to the ground following a Jennings interception. It's not yet known whether Moore was fined for his actions.
Defensive end Julius Peppers returned to practice after resting his left knee Wednesday, while rookie tackle GabeCarimi remained sidelined while recovering from minor knee surgery.
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