Missing Mitch Trubisky? Decision to sit Bears QB was ‘collaboration’

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Mitchell Trubisky, Chicago's starting quarterback, is doubtful for Thursday's rematch with the Lions because of a right shoulder injury.

Though it was not clear exactly when the injury occurred, Trubisky seemed in pain following a 5-yard run late in the Bears' 25-20 victory.

"I'm saying cautiously optimistic but I can't make any promises", Nagy said of Trubisky's chances of playing this week. But it started with Trubisky being honest about how well he felt with Nagy, general manager Ryan Pace and the team's medical staff.

Daniel hasn't started or played extensively in an National Football League game since 2014, and might start for Trubisky because of a right shoulder injury sustained in the fourth quarter of Sunday night's 25-20 Bears victory over the Minnesota Vikings. That drove his throwing shoulder into the ground.


Chicago Bears 23-16 Detroit Lions Chase Daniel made a rare start to lead the Bears to victory. "I know that. But we've got to make sure in these situations that we're doing the right thing". Daniel, 32, is a career backup who began his career with New Orleans in 2010 and has completed 65.4 percent of his 78 passes with one touchdown and one interception. "But I felt very comfortable today calling plays with Chase".

-Miami head coach Adam Gase told reporters that quarterback Ryan Tannehill, out with a right shoulder capsule injury since October 7, will start Sunday against the Indianapolis Colts.

Bears quarterback Mitch Trubisky throws a pass against the Vikings on Sunday at Soldier Field. But he has extensive knowledge of the offensive system after being in it from 2013-15 while Nagy was quarterbacks coach with Kansas City. Swaim was injured Sunday at Atlanta and underwent surgery Monday, but head coach Jason Garrett said it's possible Swaim could return for the final game of the regular season. "The game is not fast to him when he plays".

Nagy said the plan is to treat the Trubisky injury exactly as they did the Khalil Mack and Allen Robinson injuries: with real caution.

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