Earlier today we brought you guys what we thought was going to be the only Chicago Bears’ injury news of the day with Adam Shaheen and Aaron Lynch entering the concussion protocol, but this latest bit of news was quite noteworthy.
With the Bears playing on Thursday, they had to issue an injury report “as if” they would have practiced today, and according to the Bears, if they would have practiced then starting quarterback Mitchell Trubisky would have sat out with a right shoulder injury that he sustained last night against the Minnesota Vikings.
Trubisky and head coach Matt Nagy are scheduled to meet the media tomorrow, so they’ll hopefully shed more light on the injury, but as you can see in the celebratory video below, he didn’t appear to be in much pain post-game.
There’s also this picture of Mitch taken after the game and his right shoulder isn’t restricting him from raising the ball high as he ran off the field.
As to where the injury may may taken place, the article picture at the top of the page is the aftermath of a second half scramble for a first down where his arm was bent back slightly on his slide. On the play he slid down and appeared to brace himself awkwardly with his right arm, and you can see that play at about the 3:00 mark of this highlight video.
EDIT: It was reported that it was a fourth quarter injury, so that could mean that this late hit was the damaging blow.
Mitch Trubisky aparece en la lista de lesionados con molestia en el hombro derecho. Nuestro mariscal recibió un fuerte golpe cobarde dado con alevosía y ventaja por el safety Harrison Smith en el último cuarto en el juego de ayer frente a los Vikingos de Minesota.#VamosOsos pic.twitter.com/MG1JnZ2s89— Osos de Chicago (@Osos_de_Chicago) November 20, 2018
If Trubisky can’t go on Thanksgiving against the Detroit Lions, it’ll be back-up QB Chase Daniel making the third start of his nine year career.
While we’re here, we may as well pass along the Lions injury report from Monday too.