Mitch Trubisky's Hip Feels Better, But He Remains "Day-to-Day"

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Mitch Trubisky’s Hip Feels Better, But He Remains “Day-to-Day”

Chicago Bears

Bears Head Coach Matt Nagy opened up his press conference with an injury update regarding some key players, but we’d be remiss by not starting at the top with quarterback Mitch Trubisky.

Nagy said Trubisky is “day-to-day” this week and added that he’d have a better idea of where his starting quarterback is at physically later on after practice. Trubisky, you’ll recall, suffered a hip injury late in the second quarter of last Sunday’s loss to the Rams and played through it in the second half, only to be pulled late in the fourth quarter when Nagy concluded the injury was stiffening up and causing his poor play down the stretch. When asked if Trubisky would practice today, Nagy responded: “I hope so.”

That isn’t the most encouraging update, but I can understand why Nagy refused to go one way or another when it comes to Trubisky’s status. Especially since he wouldn’t be able to paint a more accurate picture until he saw him later in the afternoon.

The Bears head coach also re-iterated that Trubisky would be the starting quarterback, so long as he was healthy enough to do so. It’s just that – right now – Nagy doesn’t seem to know how healthy Trubisky is, and won’t have a better idea until he hits the practice field (if he makes it there at all).

Which brings us back to Trubisky, who stepped up to the mic and offered up some thoughts in his weekly press conference:

Alright, so Trubisky will play if he is healthy. And we’ll know how healthy he is later today when he practices. Fair enough.

As for the other worthwhile injury updates, Nagy said right tackle Bobby Massie (back) is day-to-day, too. Massie missed time in Week 11 because of a back injury, which led to Cornelius Lucas taking 20 snaps on offense in his place. Linebacker Danny Trevathan is “week-to-week” as he recovers from the elbow injury he suffered in the Bears’ Week 10 win against the Lions. As we discussed earlier in the week, Bears GM Ryan Pace offered a glimmer of optimism that Trevathan wouldn’t immediately be sent to IR and that he could return by season’s end. We will continue to monitor the situation as it develops.

In the meantime, you can check out Nagy’s full press conference in the video embedded below:



Author: Luis Medina

Luis Medina is a Writer at Bleacher Nation, and you can find him on Twitter at@lcm1986.