Report: Bears ‘optimistic’ Mitch Trubisky will play Thanksgiving Day

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Despite suffering a shoulder injury late in Sunday’s win against the Minnesota Vikings, the Chicago Bears are reportedly optimistic that quarterback Mitchell Trubisky will play in Week 12 against the Detroit Lions.

According to Adam Schefter of ESPN, Trubisky suffered a shoulder injury in the fourth quarter onĀ Sunday Night Football. While he was labeled a non-participant on Monday’s injury report, Chicago is optimistic he will start on Thanksgiving against the Lions.

Chicago is likely exercising caution with its starting quarterback on a short week and could limit his reps on Tuesday and Wednesday as a means of preserving his arm. Ultimately, it looks like fans’ potential concerns of being without him in Thursday’s divisional game can be calmed.

The Bears enter Week 12 as a four-point favorite over the Lions on the road. Coming off a huge win over Minnesota, a win on Thursday would further secure’s the Bears place atop the NFC North.