Report: Trubisky (shoulder) consulting with doctor in LA
Chicago Bears quarterback Mitchell Trubisky traveled to Los Angeles to consult with prominent doctor Neal ElAttrache about his shoulder injury, NFL Network reported Thursday.
Trubisky took just one snap in the Bears’ overtime loss to the New Orleans Saints on Sunday and ran for 3 yards before being tackled by linebacker Alex Anzalone, landing awkwardly on his shoulder.
The injury, to his right shoulder, is similar to the one that sidelined him for two games in 2018, the network reported.
Trubisky, 26, began the season at quarterback for the Bears after winning the competition with Nick Foles. He started the first three games — all wins — before coach Matt Nagy decided to start Foles instead. Foles relieved Trubisky in Week 3, rallying the Bears to a victory in Atlanta.
Since then, the Bears are 2-3.
With Chicago struggling on the ground since losing running back Tarik Cohen (torn ACL) in Week 3, Nagy said earlier this week that he had been thinking about utilizing Trubisky in the Wildcat formation.
“It’s a weapon for us to be able to use his legs, then obviously be able to throw the ball as well,” Nagy said. “That’s something that we’re looking at. Every game could be a little bit different, but it’s something that teams have to prepare for.”
Despite having played in just half of the Bears’ games, Trubisky remains the team’s second-leading rusher with 90 yards on nine carries.
The Bears are scheduled to face the Titans (5-2) in Tennessee on Sunday. If Trubisky can’t play, practice-squad quarterback Tyler Bray would be activated to back up Foles.
On the season, Trubisky is 51 of 86 for 560 yards with six touchdowns and three interceptions.
Foles has completed 151 of his 233 pass attempts for 1,411 yards and eight touchdowns. He has been picked off seven times. Foles has carried the ball 11 times for minus-1 yards and a score.
–Field Level Media