Chicago Bears vs. Detroit Lions: What to know about injury report

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Week 12 Chicago Bears injury Report

Before we get into all of the confusion, let’s first look at the good news.

The Bears only have three players on the injury report this week.

That’s fantastic, right?

Alright, now for the bad (and very confusing) news. Let’s start with those three players on the injury report.

Quarterback Mitch Trubisky: Shoulder injury, did not practice on Tuesday

Linebacker Aaron Lynch: Concussion, did not practice on Tuesday

Tight End Adam Shaheen: Concussion, did not practice on Tuesday

That’s a great report from a trusted source in ESPN’s Adam Schefter. We should all feel confident, right?


Dan Wiederer from The Chicago Tribune reported what many others began reporting as Tuesday afternoon rolled along.

That can’t be good. Sure, one particular source has some faith that Trubisky will play. Yet, others like Wiederer, believe it is going to be Chase Daniel under center.

Here is where we will know for sure: the Bears have to make the decision on whether or not to activate Tyler Bray on Wednesday. If Bray is activated, we know the plan will be for Daniel to start and Trubisky to sit this one out.

Biggest potential impact: Mitch Trubisky

Obviously, the huge impact here is Trubisky. Fans shouldn’t be throwing in the towel, here, though. Daniel told the media on Tuesday that he “knows the offense like the back of my hand,” so we should at least be confident that he knows what he’s doing.

Knowing and doing are, of course, two separate things entirely.

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Do not forget, though, that the Bears defense leads the NFL in many categories and is darn-near top-5 in every single one of them. I have a feeling that if Trubisky is out, a certain Khalil Mack and his stingy group will be a little more motivated to put the game on their shoulders.