Bears' Mitchell Trubisky Likely Out Sunday

WBBM Newsradio Staff
October 02, 2019 - 12:09 pm

LAKE FOREST, Ill. (670 The Score) -- Bears quarterback Mitchell Trubisky will likely miss the team's game against the Raiders in London on Sunday, coach Matt Nagy confirmed Wednesday.

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The Bears remain hopeful that Trubisky can return from the shoulder injury after the ensuing bye week. Chicago hosts New Orleans on Oct. 20.

"He's going to end up most likely missing this game," Nagy said. "But he'll be on a day-to-day basis for us. We got the bye coming up here. We're going to really see how this goes for him and where we stand.

"It's crazy sometimes how things go for these byes, where they come."

Trubisky has been present at Halas Hall and wasn't wearing a sling on his left arm Wednesday afternoon. He suffered the injury six plays into the Bears' victory against the Vikings on Sunday. Backup quarterback Chase Daniel stepped in for Trubisky and played well, completing 22 of 30 passes for 195 yards, a touchdown and no interceptions.

The 11-year veteran Daniel is in line to make his fifth career start. The Bears have yet to elevate third-string quarterback Tyler Bray from the practice squad. Bray would serve as the backup to Daniel. Trubisky will make the trip to London.

Nagy also revealed that linebacker Roquan Smith will be a full participant in the Bears' practice Wednesday afternoon after being inactive Sunday for personal reasons. Smith's status is considered "day-to-day," Nagy said. Smith plans to play Sunday, he said.

In addition to Trubisky, receiver Taylor Gabriel (concussion), defensive lineman Akiem Hicks (knee), linebacker Joel Iyiegbuniwe (hamstring), offensive lineman Ted Larsen (knee) and defensive lineman Bilal Nichols (hand) didn't participate in practice Wednesday. Guard Kyle Long (hip) was limited after missing the game last Sunday. Kicker Eddy Pineiro (knee) and tight end Trey Burton (groin) were full participants.

The Bears will fly to London late Thursday.

Chris Emma covers the Bears, Chicago’s sports scene and more for Follow him on Twitter @CEmma670.