The Mitchell Trubisky era in Chicago has been experiencing what appears to be a slow and painful death throughout the 2019 season, with the latest medical diagnosis raising a huge question mark on why the quarterback was benched by head coach Matt Nagy near the end of Sunday night's defeat.
After the Chicago Bears lost 17-7 to the Los Angeles Rams Sunday night, Nagy said Trubisky suffered a hip injury, which is why he was pulled for Chase Daniel with 3:24 remaining in the game. The timing of Trubisky's injured raised questions, and the quarterback revealed he was actually injured much sooner than his head coach let on.
Trubisky reportedly said he injured his hip in the second quarter, adding that he "really wasn't telling anyone" about the injury, the story said. Trubisky said he was evaluated at halftime, but kept quiet about it and tried to fight through the discomfort. The story went on to say: What makes the hip injury questionable is the Bears never took Trubisky into the medical tent, where players experiencing discomfort go if they aren't feeling right, during the game. The NBC broadcast also showed the quarterback and Nagy having a heartfelt conversation a series or two before he was benched. Trubisky looked upset about the conversation, adding more questions toward the nature of the injury and if it really led to his benching.
Bears HC Matt Nagy says he’s “cautiously optimistic” QB Mitch Trubisky (left shoulder) will start vs. Saints but says there’s a “balancing act” in practice this week, indicating QB2 Chase Daniel will get some first-team reps.
Reports said Trubisky was targeting a Week 7 return following the team's Week 6 bye. The injury was to his non-throwing shoulder. HC Matt Nagy said he thought Trubisky looked good, but wants to see how he progresses this week.
Nagy said Trubisky is feeling good and the bye week comes at a great time to give Trubisky some extra opportunity to heal. The injury was to his non-throwing shoulder which could help push him along for a quicker return.