The Bears have gone two games without Mitch Trubisky. It looks like they won’t have to go a third game without him. Trubisky is optimistic he’ll be ready to play Sunday night for the Bears against the Rams.
“I do. I just got to show coach that I can play,” said Trubisky during press conference Wednesday at Halas Hall.
After a two-week hiatus recovering from a shoulder injury, Trubisky had full participation in Wednesday’s practice.
“It’s just too much like him to not want to be out there,” said Bears’ head coach Matt Nagy. “That’s who he is. He’s a fighter, and he doesn’t care how hurt or injured he is; he wants to be there.”
As much as Trubisky misses being out on the field with his guys, and as confident as he is that he can play on Sunday, he says he’s not trying to be a superhero. If he doesn’t feel 100% Sunday he will not play.
“I know exactly what I could do. I know what I can tolerate and what I can’t and what I can play through and how to be smart and go out there and do what I need to do for my team.”
If Trubisky is ready Sunday, could coming off an injury be risky playing against the Rams’ two-time defensive player of the year, Aaron Donald? The Bears will continue to err on the side of caution when it comes to protecting Trubisky.
“The pain thing is one; it’s the health as well,” said Nagy. “So we’ve got to make sure that the combination of pain and making sure that nothing either gets reinjured or worse is what we want to make sure we take care of.”
Whether Trubisky makes it out on the field or not, the offensive linemen that he always speaks so highly of will be ready to protect their quarterback.
“We never want anybody to touch our quarterback. That’s part of offensive line pride,” says offensive tackle Bobbie Massie. “We’ll make sure he’ll be up right, so he’ll be able to make his throws.”