Nichols suffered a broken hand during Sunday's win over the Broncos and is not expected to play Week 3, Jeff Dickerson of ESPN.com reports.
Nichols isn't expected to land on IR and could eventually suit up with a club on his hand, according to Colleen Kane of the Chicago Tribune. In any case, Nichols will likely miss Monday's tilt against Washington. Expect Roy Robertson-Harris to slot into the starting lineup as long as Nichols is unable to go.
Nichols (wrist) isn't expected to land on injured reserve, Kevin Fishbain of The Athletic reports.
The fact that an IR stint was a possibility signals that Nichols will likely miss some time, but it'll be less than eight weeks. The team currently has only has four healthy defensive linemen, so they'll likely bring in some depth to back up Roy Robertson-Harris, who is expected to fill in for Nichols.
Nichols (hand) was ruled out for the rest of Sunday's game versus the Broncos, Kevin Fishbain of The Athletic reports.
Nichols started the game at defensive end after shaking off a knee injury, but now he has another hand issue to deal with. Roy Robertson-Harris will fill in opposite Akiem Hicks for the time being. He was spotted with a cast on his right hand after the game.
Nichols (knee) will play in Sunday's road contest against Denver, Kevin Fishbain of The Athletic reports.
Nichols didn't pop up on the injury report until Friday, so this news is positive considering the timing of his injury. The 22-year-old played 32 defensive snaps in Week 1, and it's reasonable to expect he'll be in line for similar work Sunday.
Nichols (knee) is listed as questionable for Sunday's matchup with Denver, Jeff Dickerson of ESPN.com reports.
Nichols didn't pop up on Chicago's injury report until Friday when he was limited in practice. The 22-year-old battled through this knee issue in last week's season opener against Green Bay en route to playing 32 defensive snaps. If Nichols can't play Sunday, Roy Robertson-Harris would take over his starting position and Chicago would be left without any reserve defensive ends, barring a call-up from the practice squad.