Mitchell Trubisky has throwing shoulder injury

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Chicago Bears quarterback Mitchell Trubisky has an injured throwing shoulder.

The Bears did not practice today, but in their league-mandated injury report they announced that Trubisky would not have practiced because he has an injured right shoulder.

That doesn’t necessarily mean it’s anything serious. Quarterbacks often get time off as a precaution if they have issues with their throwing arms, and Trubisky only got hypothetical time off from a hypothetical practice. Trubisky took a number of hits on Sunday night but finished the game against the Vikings, and at the moment there’s no reason to think he won’t start Thursday against the Lions.

The Bears also said linebacker Aaron Lynch (concussion) and tight end Adam Shaheen (concussion) would have missed practice. Both of them seem unlikely to play Thursday, as the Bears’ kickoff against the Lions is only about 84 hours after the end of their game against the Vikings, and it would be tough for a player to pass through the league’s concussion protocol that quickly.

48 responses to “Mitchell Trubisky has throwing shoulder injury

  1. Mitch hit the ground strangely more than once on his own. Once for a first down he put his right hand down and I could swear he was going to get up with a busted wrist.

    He needs to learn to slide!!!

  2. 3 games in 11 days. Sunday night game then thurs.
    So much for player safety! All in the name of ratings=$$$

  3. He is going to get injured more seriously … eventually. These running QB’s never get it. They need to learn to win from the pocket. NFL players are too big, past and powerful. You’re not a running back, you’re a quarterback.

  4. Probably just stiffened up on him overnight. Chicago sports radio would be going nuts right now if it was anything, there’s been barely a mention.

  5. If he’s stiff let Daniels go against the lions.. I did watch the locker room celebrating and he was jumping around and clapping his hands without a wince of pain.

  6. hailtothenamechange says:
    November 19, 2018 at 9:16 pm
    No one in the NFL plays three games in 11 days. Not sure how the above commenter is doing the math.
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    Bears played on Nov 11, 18, and will play on the 22nd. Looks like 3 games in 11 days to me.

  7. I knew it. When Shaheen caught the conversion pass he landed flat on his back and his head hit pretty hard hard. He looked shaken while everyone was congratulating him.

  8. stoneydog1000 says:
    November 19, 2018 at 9:44 pm
    3 games in 12 games, way to trump it up Bears fans.

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    Haven’t you heard? They won the North last night because they have the easiest remaining schedule. With the only loss that will be to the Rams.

  9. @dreadpirate

    1. That’s 12 days.

    2. Every team plays a Thursday game and has that same Sunday-Sunday-Thursday stretch.

    3. Bears fans only notice now because they’re competitive for the first time since Rex Grossman.

    4. It’s the same schedule crunch everyone gets. So cry about that and your QB’s shoulder boo boo or work through it like everyone else.

  10. stoneydog1000 says:
    November 19, 2018 at 9:44 pm
    3 games in 12 games, way to trump it up Bears fans.
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    They played the Lions at noon on November 11. They played the Vikings on Sunday night. They kick off at 11:30 am on Thursday, Nov. 22. 263 1/2 hours between kick offs, or about 11 days. 264 divided by 24 equals 11. Pretty simple stuff.

    No, the Bears haven’t won anything yet, except 7 games and a game against the Vikings last night. Go build your little straw men somewhere else, Mr. Darkness. Bears’ fans aren’t talking like they’ve done anything yet. They are not a Super Bowl contender but they are doing better than they were expected to this year. Just because a team is playing better than expected doesn’t mean they are going to contend.

  11. hailtothenamechange says:
    November 19, 2018 at 9:16 pm
    No one in the NFL plays three games in 11 days. Not sure how the above commenter is doing the math.
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    Since the advent of TNF it happens on a fairly regular basis.

  12. hailtothenamechange says:
    November 19, 2018 at 9:56 pm
    @dreadpirate
    1. That’s 12 days.

    No, it’s 11 days. See above.

    2. Every team plays a Thursday game and has that same Sunday-Sunday-Thursday stretch.

    True. But typically not a Sunday evening game and then an 11:30 kick-off the following Thursday. Most teams play Sunday afternoon and then Thursday night.

    3. Bears fans only notice now because they’re competitive for the first time since Rex Grossman.

    Which is wrong. The Bears won the division in 2010 and lost in the conference championship. They haven’t made the playoffs this season. They have only played 10 games.

    4. It’s the same schedule crunch everyone gets. So cry about that and your QB’s shoulder boo boo or work through it like everyone else.

    It’s not the same schedule everyone gets. The Bears are the only team this year that plays on Sunday night and then Thursday late morning. All of the other Thursday games are played at night.

    No one is worrying about Trubisky’s shoulder. It’s a non-story right now.

  13. The Bears are getting a double whammy here. Normal end time for a Sunday noon game until Thursday night kickoff is 100 hours. As the writer says, the Bears only have 84 hours due to getting flexed into the night spot last night, followed by a super-early Thanksgiving kickoff. That’s 16 hours they lose. 16 hours that could be spent resting, practicing, or getting treatment with the training staff.

  14. While the Bears front 7 is legit, probably the best in the NFL, Trubisky is a fraud. He runs too much and this is what you get. If he doesn’t stop running as much, he’s going to get hurt. One unexpected shot from a 260lb linebacker will do it. Too inconsistent to be a success in the NFL

  15. The Almighty Cabbage says:
    November 19, 2018 at 10:15 pm
    The Bears are getting a double whammy here. Normal end time for a Sunday noon game until Thursday night kickoff is 100 hours. As the writer says, the Bears only have 84 hours due to getting flexed into the night spot last night, followed by a super-early Thanksgiving kickoff. That’s 16 hours they lose. 16 hours that could be spent resting, practicing, or getting treatment with the training staff.

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    This is why I think the Bears will lose Thursday, IMHO its way to early in the season to flex games.Flexing a game like last nights is just dumb and for what the Bears getting a game and a half lead? Other than the division lead what was really there. Now for a division title I can see that. Flex away!

  16. stoneydog1000 says:
    November 19, 2018 at 10:36 pm
    Bears fans quit being like Steelers players and whine when you’re winning.
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    Actually, no Bears’ fans are whining about it. It was originally brought up by a Vikings’ fan and a Packers fan pointed it out as well. Pointing things or making a statement about something isn’t the same as whining, although some people like to see things that way for some reason.

  17. trubiskyisjustahairbetterthankyleorton says:
    November 19, 2018 at 10:24 pm
    While the Bears front 7 is legit, probably the best in the NFL, Trubisky is a fraud. He runs too much and this is what you get. If he doesn’t stop running as much, he’s going to get hurt. One unexpected shot from a 260lb linebacker will do it. Too inconsistent to be a success in the NFL.
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    He’s not a fraud. That’s such an overused and incorrectly used word to describe certain players or teams. He’s a young QB learning his trade who relies on his feet too much right now. Most expected him to struggle against a defense like the Vikings, and he did. For those that aren’t just casual football fans, he runs less than he did last year, and was able to make some important first downs through the air last night. See, sometimes it takes QB’s some time to grow. Trubisky only started one year in college. Mahomes had the benefit of learning and watching a system last year to play in it this year. This is Trubisky’s first year in this offense. I’m not saying he’ll be like Mahomes. But if you watch Trubisky play in more than just the occasional prime-time game, and have some rudimentary knowledge of football and have watched QB’s develop over time, you’ll see that he’s improving. The numbers already bear that out. But even if he flat out fails, it has nothing to do with anyone being a fraud.

  18. @Frank Booth
    No one is worrying about Trubisky’s shoulder. It’s a non-story right now.

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    If its a non story and not an issue why was it on the injury report? Mr.Trubisky needs to learn this is not college its the NFL. Watching Mahomes tonight, even he gets out of bounds and he is way more athletic. He could become a complete QB but making your first read then running is not the way to do it. Defenses will catch on.

  19. Ok, dreadpirate, I guess you can split hairs and hours and somehow conclude that 12 days are 11. Or that 5 five days are “36 hours.”

    Bottom line is *every team* has a Thursday game and has to deal with it. Why can’t you?

  20. hailtothenamechange says:
    November 19, 2018 at 9:56 pm
    @dreadpirate

    1. That’s 12 days.

    2. Every team plays a Thursday game and has that same Sunday-Sunday-Thursday stretch.

    3. Bears fans only notice now because they’re competitive for the first time since Rex Grossman.

    4. It’s the same schedule crunch everyone gets. So cry about that and your QB’s shoulder boo boo or work through it like everyone else.

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    1. Wrong, as another more patient poster has explained.

    2. Not if one of those Sundays is a bye

    3. Are you new to football? Fans of all teams have been complaining about Thursday games for years.

    4. Not everyone, and it’s not my QB.

  21. Dreadpirate, you’re doing conspicuous math to determine that your team is getting ripped when *every team* has a Thursday game. It’s just regular. Why can’t you just deal with a regular schedule like everyone else?

  22. mrdarkness13 says:
    November 19, 2018 at 11:00 pm
    @Frank Booth
    No one is worrying about Trubisky’s shoulder. It’s a non-story right now.
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    If its a non story and not an issue why was it on the injury report? Mr.Trubisky needs to learn this is not college its the NFL. Watching Mahomes tonight, even he gets out of bounds and he is way more athletic. He could become a complete QB but making your first read then running is not the way to do it. Defenses will catch on.
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    Seriously? Probably because the Bears put it on a preliminary injury report. Probably because he told the training staff that there was some pain or stiffness and he wants to make sure it is good to go for the short week. The same things that any athlete would do to make sure that they are at their optimal health before going into a sporting event.

    Trubisky isn’t Mahomes. He probably never will be. But it doesn’t mean that he’ll be a horrible QB. Remember Teddy Bridgewater? He was developing slowly. 14 TD’s and 12 INT’s in his first 12 starts. Then 14 TD’s and 9 INT’s in his next 16 starts. Still developing before his injury. You’ll be hard-pressed to find a Bears’ fan that thinks he’s a complete product. Bears’ fans are excited about Trubisky but most people are still very concerned about his running and his reads. I get that there are those kind of people that when a team starts doing well or people get excited about an individual player, they feel that it’s their duty to put them down because it makes them feel better for some reason. Yesterday, Trubisky was good enough to throw a TD and get some key first downs against your favorite team in helping the Bears beat the Vikings last night while a guy in his 7th season making 26 million a year was busy throwing a pick-6 and could only operate effectively against a prevent defense; that must sting, especially with all of the talking Vikings’ fans have been doing the last couple of years. It’s probably part of the reason that Vikings’ fans seem to be lashing out against Bear and Packer fans today.

  23. @ Frank Booth
    Thanks for the novel!I dont think the Bears have to put stiffness on the injury report do they? All players are stiff and banged up the day afterwards.I was merely making an observation is all. I didnt need or want a history lesson and I do know what a prevent defense is.Why you had to be passive aggressive tells me alot.

  24. The Packers have easiest remaining schedule the rest of the season,The Bears 14th easiest and the Vikes the hardest!

  25. I just don’t know how to feel about Mitchell after this game. He made some nice plays but he had 5 plays that were soul crushing. I don’t think he’s going to be a bust but really how high of a ceiling does he have? You would think as a Bears fan I would be happy to have a QB who is playing relatively well to average but I can’t help but feel greedy in wanting that QB that can put a team on his back and just dominate a game.

    But with this defense I suppose he doesn’t have to be that guy but forward thinking – how long can this defense be this dominant to give us a chance to be a perennial playoff team year in and out. Eventually the QB is the stable constant that needs to be the reason a team makes the playoffs consistently.

    P.S. Ryan Pace & Scouts – P. Mahomes is really good.

  26. Sheesh, I feel less informed for having read these comments. In all the years I have watched baseball I have never heard a team’s playing a night game one day and a day game the next as being two games in one day. Two games in 24 hours yes, but not one day.

    And are the Lions complaining about playing 3 games in the exact same amount of time? No. Hey, the bears lost sixteen hours, well the Lions lost about eight hours too, and the Bears had an extra 8 hours rest for their Sunday night game, while the Lions had to play in the daytime! The field is wet for both teams, just line up and play.

  27. So it looks like the Lions are getting a 16 hour advantage. But they are not. The Lions are only getting a 7.5 hour advantage.
    since both teams play at 11:30 central. (Lions were finished at 4pm central on Sunday while the Bears finished at 10:30pm central Sunday night)

    Now let’s look at both ends.
    The Lions should complain that the Bears got an extra 8 hours of “rest/prep” against the Vikings. The entire league should complain that the Bear’s, Viking’s, Ram’s & Chief’s got extra time.
    After Thanksgiving, teams should complain that the Lions and Bears are getting 3 whole days of extra time until their next opponent.

    The bottom line….is 7.5 hours that much of an advantage?
    If it is, then the NFL should scrap Sunday Nights, Monday Nights and Thursday nights. As well as Saturday’s come playoff time.

  28. trubiskyisjustahairbetterthankyleorton says:
    November 19, 2018 at 10:24 pm

    While the Bears front 7 is legit, probably the best in the NFL, Trubisky is a fraud. He runs too much and this is what you get. If he doesn’t stop running as much, he’s going to get hurt. One unexpected shot from a 260lb linebacker will do it. Too inconsistent to be a success in the NFL

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    Every week you beat up Trubisky, it’s obvious you’re concerned with him and / or the Bears.

    It’s clear that your false and outrageous predictions have all failed to come true. Your negative unhealthy obsession with the Bears is a sign that you need medical attention for your mental handicap. Good Luck!

  29. trubiskyisjustahairbetterthankyleorton says:
    November 19, 2018 at 10:24 pm
    While the Bears front 7 is legit, probably the best in the NFL, Trubisky is a fraud. He runs too much and this is what you get. If he doesn’t stop running as much, he’s going to get hurt. One unexpected shot from a 260lb linebacker will do it. Too inconsistent to be a success in the NFL.
    ====================================================================================================================================================================================
    He’s not a fraud. That’s such an overused and incorrectly used word to describe certain players or teams. He’s a young QB learning his trade who relies on his feet too much right now. Most expected him to struggle against a defense like the Vikings, and he did. For those that aren’t just casual football fans, he runs less than he did last year, and was able to make some important first downs through the air last night. See, sometimes it takes QB’s some time to grow. Trubisky only started one year in college. Mahomes had the benefit of learning and watching a system last year to play in it this year. This is Trubisky’s first year in this offense. I’m not saying he’ll be like Mahomes. But if you watch Trubisky play in more than just the occasional prime-time game, and have some rudimentary knowledge of football and have watched QB’s develop over time, you’ll see that he’s improving. The numbers already bear that out. But even if he flat out fails, it has nothing to do with anyone being a fraud.

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    Maybe you have never heard of a dictionary so use this as a lesson to better yourself. The definition of fraud from Websters is below:

    Fraud: ….”one that is not what it seems or is represented to be”

    I call Trubisky a fraud because he is paid to be a NFL quarterback. However, when you watch him play, you realize he’s a fraud because his game isn’t up to the caliber of what SHOULD be an NFL quarterback. He can’t throw the ball consistently, and at the first sign trouble he starts to run. To be fair, probably the bottom 10 of QB’s in the NFL are frauds. Example, Nathan Peterman is/was a fraud by playing the quarterback position.

  30. @Frank Booth

    Whats does Cousin’s salary have to do with with Trubisky?

    “Yesterday, Trubisky was good enough to throw a TD and get some key first downs against your favorite team in helping the Bears beat the Vikings last night while a guy in his 7th season making 26 million a year was busy throwing a pick-6 and could only operate effectively against a prevent defense; that must sting, especially with all of the talking Vikings’ fans have been doing the last couple of years. It’s probably part of the reason that Vikings’ fans seem to be lashing out against Bear and Packer fans today.”

    Yeah that prevent defense really stopped Cousins, its supposed to keep plays in bounds and take time off the clock – it didn’t. That onside kick gets messed up we could be talking a whole different conversation. The Bears missed a golden opportunity to put a dagger in the Vikings early and get players some rest for the early Thursday game – they failed. I see this morning the injury is being reported by all news outlets so your non story became a story over night.

  31. trubiskyisjustahairbetterthankyleorton says:
    November 20, 2018 at 8:44 am
    trubiskyisjustahairbetterthankyleorton says:
    November 19, 2018 at 10:24 pm

    Maybe you have never heard of a dictionary so use this as a lesson to better yourself. The definition of fraud from Websters is below:
    Fraud: ….”one that is not what it seems or is represented to be”
    I call Trubisky a fraud because he is paid to be a NFL quarterback. However, when you watch him play, you realize he’s a fraud because his game isn’t up to the caliber of what SHOULD be an NFL quarterback. He can’t throw the ball consistently, and at the first sign trouble he starts to run. To be fair, probably the bottom 10 of QB’s in the NFL are frauds. Example, Nathan Peterman is/was a fraud by playing the quarterback position.
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    Oh. Trubisky is an NFL quarterback. He averages 246 yards passing per game and is tied for 9th in TD’s and 14th in passer rating. He’s in his second year. I didn’t realize everyone had to be established within 2 years in order to prevent being a fraud. Remember the fraud Steve Young? 11 Td’s and 21 INT’s after 2 seasons of playing. And the fraud Joe Montana, who couldn’t even beat out Steve DeBerg for the starting job in SF his first couple of years. You know who else would constitute a fraud? A poster who posts under multiple screen names and makes things up (like Kyle Orton has playoff appearances) and pretends to know about football. The league is filled with many, many frauds who have been important components of their team.

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