Trubisky suffered a shoulder injury late in the game and may not play Thursday in Detroit. Trubisky was hit on the left shoulder by Vikings safety Harrison Smith, and came to a stop with his weight on his right shoulder.
When Bears coach Matt Nagy conversed with the media shortly after noon Monday, he was well aware that in only 71 hours his team would do battle with the Lions at Ford Field in Detroit. "I've said this before, he's a very smart player, very visual, sees things well so he can anticipate and get breaks, very rarely does he make mistakes".
Nagy added that the team doesn't believe the injury is a long-term issue. It has put his status for Thursday's game with the Lions jeopardy, and has Chase Daniel preparing for his first start as a member of the Bears.
Unless this is a miniscule boo-boo on Trubisky's shoulder, which we know it's not or he would be throwing and prepping, the Bears would be insane to risk him in Detroit in a game they can win behind Daniel.
Chicago Bears 23-16 Detroit Lions Chase Daniel made a rare start to lead the Bears to victory. "But it's a day-to-day thing for us".
It was a screen pass back to Daniel, who eluded one tackler before gaining eight yards and getting grabbed by Lions defensive end Romeo Okwara in his facemask.
Daniel hasn't thrown a regular-season pass since 2016.
Trubisky has completed 65.4% of his passes for 2469 yards and 20 touchdowns with only 9 interceptions this season.
Nagy said the plan is to treat the Trubisky injury exactly as they did the Khalil Mack and Allen Robinson injuries: with real caution. The Lions controlled the game through the first three quarters of play on the back of rookie running back Kerryon Johnson.
"Everyone in this locker room knew what he was going to do, and he didn't let us down", Mizzell said.