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Chicago Bears quarterback Mitchell Trubisky dealing with a shoulder injury

The Bears’ starting quarterback wouldn’t have practiced Monday.

Minnesota Vikings v Chicago Bears Photo by Stacy Revere/Getty Images

Though the Detroit Lions and Chicago Bears didn’t practice on Monday, both teams were required to submit estimated injury reports, as if they did practice. As we noted Monday evening, the Lions were missing two key players in Marvin Jones Jr. and Kerryon Johnson from their simulated practice. The Chicago Bears were missing a player even more crucial to their success on offense.

Quarterback Mitchell Trubisky was listed as “Did Not Practice” on the Bears’ injury report because of a right shoulder injury—the one attached to his throwing arm. Bears head coach Matt Nagy did not meet with the media after the injury report was released on Monday, so he did not address the injury. However, earlier in the day, Nagy did say that “nothing’s changed” from the injury updates he provided after Sunday night’s game against the Vikings, which did not include an injury to Trubisky.

While it’s not completely clear when Trubisky was injured, the prevailing thought is that he hurt it on a play in which Vikings safety Harrison Smith hit Trubisky late and was called for unnecessary roughness with under four minutes remaining in the fourth quarter.

With the short turnaround, it’s possible that Trubisky could miss Thursday’s contest with the Lions. If he can’t go, the Bears would fall back on 32-year-old Chase Daniel, who has only started two games in his eight-year career. The last time he started a game was back in 2015, alongside Matt Nagy with the Kansas City Chiefs. In his career, Daniel has completed 51 of 78 passes for 480 yards, one touchdown and one interception.

Here is Chicago’s full injury report from Monday:

LB Aaron Lynch (concussion) - No practice
TE Adam Shaheen (concussion) - No practice
QB Mitchell Trubisky (right shoulder) - No practice

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