Bears quarterback Mitch Trubisky is OUT for the rest of Sunday’s game against the Vikings with a left shoulder injury.
#Bears injury update:
QB Mitchell Trubisky (left shoulder, out)
— Chicago Bears (@BearsPR) September 29, 2019
CBS sideline reporter Tracy Wolfson reports that Trubisky hasn’t been taken for X-rays, but will not return to action. If something happens to Daniel, Wolfson noted the Bears’ emergency plan at quarterback would be running back Tarik Cohen. And if something happened after that, I would speculate that skill position players with quarterbacking experience from their high school days such as Javon Wims or Cordarrelle Patterson could be in play. We might see some Wild Bear offense if it comes to it.
You can read the rest of our original injury post below.
An injury to quarterback Mitch Trubisky on the first drive of the Bears’ game against the Vikings has moved Chase Daniel into the lineup.
Here is the latest:
Mitchell Trubisky is sacked by Danielle Hunter, forcing a fumble that the Vikings recover. Play is nullified by penalty, so Bears keep ball. But Trubisky exits game in favor of Chase Daniel.
— Larry Mayer (@LarryMayer) September 29, 2019
Trubisky headed to #Bears locker room now after stay in blue tent.
— Brad Biggs (@BradBiggs) September 29, 2019
Trubisky was scrambling to elude pressure but was still sacked by Danielle Hunter on a play that ended with a fumble lost. But because a Vikings player was flagged for holding tight end Trey Burton, the penalty was nullified and the drive was extended. But as the play continued on the field, Trubisky went into the medical tent on the sidelines and eventually moved into the locker room.
This is what the play looked like:
Mitch is hurt after the fumble. Ruled a hold on the play. pic.twitter.com/ZU7pItVNg4
— Greg Braggs Jr. (@GBraggsJr) September 29, 2019
And here is an early prognosis from a respected voice in the football injury community:
— David J. Chao (@ProFootballDoc) September 29, 2019
An awkward landing on that left shoulder is what looks to be the most problematic thing here. We’ll continue to monitor the situation as details come through. But judging by Trubisky leaving for the locker room, things don’t look too promising right now.