Mitchell Trubisky injury update: Bears optimistic QB can play vs. Lions

Bears QB Mitchell Trubisky keeping his compression sleeve

Mitchell Trubisky is on the mend.

According to ESPN, which cited an unidentified source, the Bears are optimistic their quarterback will be able to play Thanksgiving Day against the Lions, despite suffering a right shoulder injury Sunday against the Vikings.

Trubisky hurt his throwing shoulder in the fourth quarter of Chicago’s 25-20 win over Minnesota. While the Bears didn’t practice Monday, their league-mandated injury report stated Trubisky would not have worked out, regardless.

While there’s no reason to believe the injury is serious, there is concern over the three days’ rest Trubisky will get on the team’s short week.

Trubisky, 24, has completed 65.4 percent of his passes for 2,469 yards and 20 touchdowns with nine interceptions this season.

The Bears (7-3) are slated to visit the NFC North rival Lions (4-6) at 12:30 p.m. ET Thursday.