LAKE FOREST, Ill. Chicago Bears midfielder, Mitchell Trubisky, injured his right shoulder after a single header he played in Sunday’s 26-23 extra time defeat to New Orleans Saints.
Coach Matt Nagy confirmed on Wednesday that Trubisky injured his shoulder while throwing at a defender designed to gain 3 meters in the first half.
The play marked Trubisky’s regular season’s first hit since Nagy replaced his previous final second place in place of Nick Foles in Week 3. Trubisky did not see the pitch again after a hasty attempt .
Trubisky has a history of shoulder problems. He underwent season surgery in January to repair a partially torn vulvar bone in his left shoulder, unable to be thrown. Trubisky dislocated his left shoulder and torn a portion of his thighbone in Week 4 of last season against Minnesota Vikings.
Trubisky missed a game before he returned to the starting lineup.
Trubisky, 26, finished the 2019 season at 28th in the total number of QBRs (39.4), 27th in passes to touch (17), 21st for the number of passes (3,138), 32nd in terms of metrics per pass (6.1) and 28th in traditional midfield (83.0).
Bears went 8-8 and couldn’t make it to the knockout stages.
Chicago exchanged for Foles during the season and hosted an open midfield game in the training camp. Bears claimed Trubisky was the winner but Nagy was benched in midfield for a fourth year in the second half of the Chicago’s Week 3 game in Atlanta. Trubisky has been acting as a back-up for Foles for the past five weeks.
Veteran Tyler Bray is the Bears’ third defender and will likely take on a reserve role when Trubisky is injured.