Surprise! He’s back: Chicago Bears quarterback Mitch Trubisky was a full participant in Wednesday’s practice.
There was some doubt Trubisky would be healthy enough to give it a full-go after suffering a hip injury in the second quarter of last Sunday’s loss to the Rams, which worsened to the point that he was eventually pulled from the game. Indeed, even Bears Head Coach Matt Nagy was non-committal during his press conference earlier today.
To be sure, Trubisky did hold some optimism that he’d be healthy enough to start this week, but he wouldn’t offer up much more than that when he spoke to the media earlier today.
And for video evidence of Trubisky’s full participation in practice, Rich Campbell of the Chicago Tribune has the proof:
Here’s what Bears QB Mitch Trubisky looked like going through drills at the start of practice Wednesday, in which he fully participated.
Look quickly before the NFL Media Policy hammer drops on this video 24 hours from now. Countdown to deletion is on… pic.twitter.com/VGhNTdFxR8
— Rich Campbell (@Rich_Campbell) November 20, 2019
Oh, those archaic and asinine NFL rules will get you every time. But shout out to Campbell for being a real one and doing Bears fans a great service.
Because seeing that Trubisky was listed as a full participant in practice on the injury report is one thing. But watching him go through a drill in which his hips and bottom half of his body were in so much motion provides a much-needed full contextual look at the situation.
Bears Head Coach Matt Nagy said Trubisky would start for as long as he was healthy. Trubisky parroted those thoughts in his Wednesday press conference, saying he expects to start if given a clean bill of health. So, I reckon being a full participant in the first practice of the week would constitute a good first step toward Trubisky getting the call as QB1 for the Bears against the Giants on Sunday.
Here is the rest of the Bears’ first injury report of the week:
— Chicago Bears (@BearsPR) November 20, 2019
Good to see right tackle Bobby Massie (back) as a full participant after missing time during Sunday’s game with a back issue. Same for Isaiah Irving, who was a limited participant in practice. Irving hasn’t stepped foot on the practice field since suffering the injury against the Chargers in Week 9.