Bears: Mysteriously, no injury designation for Mitchell Trubisky

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After suffering an apparent hip pointer in a Week 11 game against the Los Angeles Rams, Chicago Bears quarterback Mitchell Trubisky appears healthy.

Late in that game against the Los Angeles Rams, Mitchell Trubisky was benched by Chicago Bears head coach Matt Nagy. With the Bears down 10, Chase Daniel walked out onto the field with the offense.

At first, Al Michaels and Cris Collinsworth were a bit confused — as were the fans. Anyone watching immediately thought Trubisky was actually benched; as in, due to his performance.

Following the game, it was announced quickly that Trubisky was taken out for health reasons. Nagy later stated that his starting quarterback suffered a hip injury in the second quarter. When he talked to Trubisky between drives late in that fourth quarter, he asked if the hip was bothering him.

Trubisky told his coach it was in pain, thus he was benched.

But, we’re still left wondering if it was that serious. They called it a hip pointer, which would generally mean that Trubisky should be out anywhere from 1-to-3 weeks recovering.

Yet, today, we get this:

Week 12, Trubisky will suit up and start versus the New York Giants. Not only will he start, but Trubisky carries zero injury designation heading into the matchup.

Doesn’t that seem, at the very least, a bit curious? It’s odd to me that, late in a must-win game, Trubisky was pulled. But, all of the sudden, just five short days later, he’s good to go.

Whether or not Trubisky actually suffered a hip pointer or was just hit a little too hard on a particular play, we might never know. What we do know, however, is that Nagy continues to cover for his starting quarterback.

It seems that no matter what Trubisky does or does not do, Nagy will never truly show him the blame he deserves. Trubisky has had a down season, without a doubt. He’s regressed immensely from 2018 and, if Ryan Pace wants to keep his job, Trubisky will have some serious competition next year.

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For now, we’re left wondering what really happened in that game against the Rams. Was Trubisky injured, or just hurt? If you’ve ever played sports, you should know there’s a difference. In this case, we might never know.