Mitch Trubisky finally resumes throwing, but Bears won’t commit to him starting in Week 7

By Jesse Reed

Mitch Trubisky hasn’t played the past two weeks as he rehabs a shoulder injury, but on Monday he finally resumed throwing at practice. However, head coach Matt Nagy would not commit to Trubisky starting in Week 7 when the Chicago Bears take on the New Orleans Saints.

“His situation for us is seeing exactly where he’s at with pain,” Nagy said on Monday, per NBC Chicago. “Just all of us collaborating exactly to see where he is, so that we can make a decision as to which way we want to go for this week –– whether he’s ready or if he’s not ready.” 

Trubisky is said to have suffered a partially separated shoulder and slight labrum tear, though it’s important to note the injury was to his non-throwing shoulder. The concern therefore isn’t necessarily that he can’t throw, but rather that another hit could further damage his left shoulder.

“If he ends up playing, then he plays,” he said. “… You can’t tell someone to play a game and not get hit. You can’t do it. If you’re okay to play a game, than you’re okay to get hit. It’s not hard – it’s pretty simple.” 

The Bears would love to get Trubisky back in action, to be sure. His replacement, Chase Daniel, has been serviceable but struggled mightily against the Oakland Raiders two weeks ago in London.