TRU­BISKY EX­ITS IN­JURY RE­PORT, EN­SUR­ING START

The Saratogian (Saratoga, NY) - - SPORTS - By Gene Cham­ber­lain As­so­ci­ated Press

LAKE FOR­EST, ILL. (AP) >> The Chicago Bears re­moved quar­ter­back Mitchell Tru­bisky from their in­jury list Fri­day, clear­ing the way for a start Sun­day night against the Los An­ge­les Rams.

“Well, he put to­gether three re­ally good days in prac­tice,” coach Matt Nagy said. “I thought the ve­loc­ity on his throws was good, his de­ci­sion mak­ing just get­ting in and out of the huddle, that part was easy.

“The main thing was for us, see­ing con­di­tion­ing-wise, be­ing able to see can he hold up with that, and he did. He did well.”

Nagy said there should be no lim­i­ta­tions on Tru­bisky, who missed the last two games with a right shoul­der in­jury.

“We’re go­ing to play our of­fense and we’re go­ing to do what he does and then there’s some things that we may — de­pend­ing on what we feel like — but for the most part we’re not pulling back in any re­gards,” Nagy said.

Tru­bisky led all NFL quar­ter­backs in rush­ing with 363 yards be­fore his in­jury Nov. 18 against the Min­nesota Vik­ings. Nagy said how Tru­bisky’s shoul­der can hold up in the run­ning game and against a pass rusher is some­thing the coach­ing staff has ad­dressed while talk­ing with the quar­ter­back.

“We talk through those things as much as you can, those sce­nar­ios,” Nagy said.

“There’s some that are go­ing to catch you and you say ‘shoot, I wish we would’ve planned for that.’

“But de­ci­sion-mak­ing wise, with the quar­ter­backs and whether there’s an in­jury or no in­jury, we talk through that stuff, es­pe­cially at the quar­ter­back po­si­tion, ex­actly that: down and dis­tance, reach­ing the ball out, when do you sac­ri­fice your body and your health ver­sus not, and all that.”

Chase Daniel led the Bears to a 23-16 win over the Detroit Lions on Thanks­giv­ing Day and Daniel was the quar­ter­back again last Sun­day in a 30-27 loss to the New York Gi­ants.

The Bears come into the game against the Rams al­most en­tirely healthy, al­though safety Ed­die Jack­son did turn up on the in­jury re­port Fri­day when he missed prac­tice with a shin in­jury.

“That’s noth­ing,” Jack­son said. “They’re just giv­ing me a lit­tle rest. I’m all right. I’m good, 100 per­cent.”

Nagy called it pre­cau­tion­ary be­cause the Bears were prac­tic­ing in­doors on ar­ti­fi­cial turf and didn’t want to put ex­tra stress on the in­jury.

Jack­son is ques­tion­able, as is de­fen­sive tackle Bi­lal Ni­chols. Ni­chols has a knee is­sue and has been held out of Fri­day prac­tices for sev­eral weeks, but has con­tin­ued to play.

Backup safety Deon Bush is doubt­ful due to a ham­string in­jury.

BILL KOSTROUN - THE AS­SO­CI­ATED PRESS

FILE - In this Sun­day, Dec. 2, 2018, file photo, Chicago Bears quar­ter­back Mitchell Tru­bisky leaves the field af­ter an NFL foot­ball game against the New York Gi­ants in East Rutherford, N.J. Mitchell Tru­bisky ex­pects to re­turn against the Los An­ge­les Rams af­ter miss­ing the past two games be­cause of a right shoul­der in­jury.

JEFF HAYNES - THE AS­SO­CI­ATED PRESS

FILE - In this Oct. 28, 2018, file photo, Chicago Bears quar­ter­back Mitchell Tru­bisky (10) looks to throw a pass against the New York Jets dur­ing an NFL foot­ball game in Chicago.

Newspapers in English

Newspapers from USA

© PressReader. All rights reserved.