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Chicago Bears Hope Mitchell Trubisky Can Play Thursday

Chicago Bears quarterback Mitchell Trubisky has an injury to his right shoulder but coach Matt Nagy said the team was cautiously optimistic Trubisky could play on Thursday against the Detroit Lions.

The Chicago Bears have officially listed their starting quarterback as “day-to-day” following the injury to his throwing shoulder. The injury was suffered due to a late hit by Harrison Smith, a safety for the Minnesota Vikings. The incident occurred close to the end of the game last Sunday when the Bears beat the Vikings 25-20.

Nagy said he hopes his quarterback can play. Although, he added that in situations like these we need to make sure the right thing is being done.

Trubisky sat out of practice Tuesday and the quarterback’s weekly news conference was abruptly cancelled by the Bears.


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The Chicago Bears will be the first team since the 1970 merger to play Sunday night game followed by a day game on Thursday. This complicates the predicament with Trubisky even further.

Over the last six Bears’ games, Trubisky has 2,832 yards of total offense and a combined 23 touchdowns either via the air or rushing, as well as three two-point conversions.

The first time the Bears played Detroit this season Trubisky had a career day. Then, he had 355 yards passing, three touchdowns and no interceptions. Trubisky rushed for one touchdown in that game as well.

If Trubisky cannot go on Thursday Chase Daniel will start in this place. Before joining Chicago during the offseason, Daniel played for three seasons under Nagy with the Kansas City Chiefs, while Nagy was the quarterbacks coach and the offensive coordinator with the Chiefs before taking the head coaching position with the Bears in January.


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Nagy said he knows Daniel very well and added that Daniel knows him just as well. If Daniel plays on Thursday he will do his best to lead the team to victory, added Nagy. Daniel, who is 32, has not started a game in the NFL in nearly four years.

The Bears have a walk through on Wednesday followed by meetings before leaving for Ford Field in Detroit for their Thanksgiving afternoon game with the Lions.

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