Mitch Trubisky could not finish the game Sunday night against the Los Angeles Rams because of a hip pointer. The Bears listed him as day-to-day and said he’d retain his role as Bears starting quarterback when he was healthy.
Apparently, they did not have to wait long.
Trubisky was a full participant at Wednesday’s practice and looks like he’ll be a full-go for Sunday’s battle with the New York Giants.
“I’m going to do as much as I can and as much as they allow me to do, day by day,” Trubisky told the media. He added that his hip feels “day and night” better.
Any hope that Bears fans had of the team benching Trubisky in favor of Chase Daniel or Tyler Bray was shut down immediately by head coach Matt Nagy.
“We need to see where he’s at, where our offense is at and continue to just keep rolling,” Nagy said. “We want him to be out there at practice. We want him to be out there this week as the starter.”
Although the Bears are downplaying the almost certainty that Trubisky will play on Sunday, it would be quite a surprise if he did not. Practicing in full so soon after the injury seems to indicate they’re not taking any special precautions with him and that they are confident he’s feeling well enough that the injury won’t hold him back.
The Bears face a Giants team this week that is ranked 25th against the pass. They’ve also allowed 28.9 points per game, third most in the league. This matchup has the type of feel to it that the Washington Redskins game did back in Week 3. In that game, Trubisky completed 25 of 31 passes for 231 yards, three touchdowns and one interception as the Bears put up a season-high 31 points.