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Tuesday, July 14, 2020

Mitchell Trubisky to start against Giants despite hip injury

Mitchell Trubisky

Mitchell Trubisky has been dealing with a hip injury that forced him to sit out late in the Chicago Bears’ loss to the Los Angeles Rams last week, but the quarterback is planning to play through the ailment on Sunday.

Trubisky was not listed on the Bears’ final injury report on Friday and is expected to start against the New York Giants.

There was a belief that Trubisky was benched in last week’s loss to the Rams for performance reasons, but both he and the Bears have denied that was the case. Trubisky said he has a hip pointer that he should have done a better job of keeping loose last week, so perhaps he has figured out a way to manage it heading in Sunday’s game.

Trubisky has faced a lot of criticism this season for holding the Bears back. The former No. 2 overall pick has thrown for less than 200 yards in three consecutive games, but he is not the only reason for Chicago’s offensive struggles. With the Bears 4-6 and trying desperately to remain in the playoff hunt, Nagy must feel Trubisky gives the team a better chance to win than Chase Daniel.

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