The Chicago Bears beat the Minnesota Vikings on Sunday night to extend their surprising start to 3-1. Unfortunately for them, however, they weren’t able to escape the game without losing a key player to injury.
Bears quarterback Mitchell Trubisky was forced out of the game during the game’s first drive in the first quarter. While attempting to avoid pressure, he was brought down and sacked by Minnesota defensive end Danielle Hunter and landed awkwardly on his left shoulder.
Trubisky left the game immediately and was replaced by Chase Daniels, who threw for 195 yards and a touchdown in Chicago’s 16-6 home win.
The team still hasn’t released any information about how long they expect Trubisky to be out nor what exactly his injury is, but this appears to be a problem that will hold him out for at least one game.
Team sources have stated that Trubisky is expected to miss Chicago’s weekend tilt with the Oakland Raiders in London, and it’s unknown when he’ll be able to return afterwards.
The third-year signal caller has been up and down for Chicago this year, completing 67 of 103 passes for 579 yards, 3 touchdowns, and 2 interceptions.
The Bears are expected to provide more information about their quarterback’s status as the week progresses.