Bears QB Mitchell Trubisky Close To Return From Shoulder Injury

December 02, 2018 - 5:43 pm

EAST RUTHERFORD, N.J. (670 The Score) -- Hours before kickoff in the Bears' 30-27 overtime loss to the Giants on Sunday, quarterback Mitchell Trubisky took to MetLife Stadium and threw pass after pass.

Bears team trainers watched closely as Trubisky tested his injured right shoulder. His progress wasn't enough to allow him to play Sunday, but it was a positive sign as Trubisky nears a return to action -- perhaps as soon as next Sunday.

"He's feeling better," coach Matt Nagy said of Trubisky. "I think for him, it's going to be a day-to-day thing where we just continue to see where he's at.

"That's our plan this whole time, is for communication and see. I said last week his arrow is going up.

"We'll continue to keep our fingers crossed."

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Trubisky has missed the last two games with the injury to his throwing shoulder, which he suffered in a win on Nov. 18 when he hit the ground hard on a carry. After leading the Bears to victory on Nov. 22, backup quarterback Chase Daniel struggled in the loss Sunday, finishing 26-of-39 for 285 yards, one touchdown and two interceptions.

The Bears (8-4) host the Rams (11-1) at Soldier Field next Sunday night. It remains to be seen how the team will handle Trubisky's workload during the week.

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