CHICAGO:(Mitchell Trubisky) Bears quarterback Mitchell Trubisky suffered a left shoulder injury early in the first quarter against the Minnesota Vikings on Sunday and missed the majority of his team’s 16-6 victory.
Coach Matt Nagy said he didn’t think Trubisky’s injury was a season-ender, but he did not have any information on the extent of the damage.
The Vikings knocked Trubisky out of the game on the Bears’ sixth offensive play of the afternoon when Minnesota defensive end Danielle Hunter sacked the 25-year-old quarterback for a 10-yard loss.
Mitchell Trubisky fell hard on his left arm on a strip-sack by Vikings defensive end Danielle Hunter on the sixth play of the game. He left the field and immediately went into the blue medical tent. After about five minutes, He exited the tent and headed for the locker room, and someone appeared to be holding his left arm as they walked.
He was ruled out of the game in the closing minutes of the first quarter.
“I haven’t found out a whole lot other than it’s his shoulder,” Nagy said. “I’ll know here in the next day or two. Hopefully the next day, but we’ll see how that goes.”
Veteran backup Chase Daniel replaced Mitchell Trubisky and tossed a first-quarter touchdown pass to running back Tarik Cohen. Daniel capably managed Sunday’s game without any turnovers and finished 22-of-30 passing for 195 yards and the one touchdown as the Bears improved to 3-1.
“Zero change with Chase [at quarterback]. We just keep rolling,” Nagy said. “That’s the beauty of having a guy like Chase. Chase and I go way back, and he’s like a coach out there. He was ready. He prepares himself every single day for when this happens to help his team out. We’re very, very lucky to have Chase as our backup quarterback.”
After lackluster performances versus Green Bay and Denver, Mitchell Trubisky got back on track in the Bears’ victory over the Redskins last Monday night, throwing for a season-high 231 yards with three touchdowns with one interception. He had completed 2 of 3 passes for 9 yards at the time of his injury Sunday.
Nagy did not want to elaborate on linebacker Roquan Smith’s missing Sunday’s game for personal reasons.
“I’m going to leave it as it’s completely a personal matter, and I’m going to completely leave it at that,” Nagy said.