Chase Daniel led the Bears to a win on Thanksgiving Day in place of Mitchell Trubisky and may have to do the same this Sunday against the Giants.
Chicago coach Matt Nagy said on the “RapSheet and Friends Podcast” that the team is taking Trubisky’s shoulder injury one day at a time.
“We don’t (know about Trubisky’s availability against the Giants),“ Nagy said. “It will be one of those day-to-days for us as we go. We need to know each day where he’s at. We kind of went through the same type of thing with Khalil [Mack] and Allen Robinson several weeks ago. It’s just hard because these guys want to be out there and they want to play but sometimes we need to protect the player from the player. And they ultimately understand that, so we’ll just go day-by-day, we’ll have them both ready and we’ll see where it takes us.”
Nagy said Trubisky its a “tough kid” and is “doing well,” but as head coach Nagy is likely looking toward the playoffs as the Bears lead the NFC North with an 8-3 record.
“Sometimes when you get in these type of situations, you need to make sure that he understands that we need to do what’s best not only for him but for the team as well,” Nagy said. “He wants to be out there, but we need to just make sure we’re doing the right thing and that he’s communicating to us how he feels and we’re getting feedback from our training staff and that we put it all together and do the right thing with him.”
Week 12 was Turbisky’s first missed start since Week 5 of last season. In a breakout second season, he has thrown for 2,469 yards and 20 touchdowns with nine interceptions.
Sunday’s game against the Giants is set for 1 p.m. ET at MetLife Stadium.