Bears coach Matt Nagy confirms Mitchell Trubisky has a ‘hip pointer’
Sunday was a tough day for the Chicago Bears. Not only was the team most likely eliminated from playoff contention, sitting at 4-6 in a loaded NFC, but they lost quarterback Mitch Trubisky due to a hip injury.
On Monday, head coach Matt Nagy elaborated on Trubisky’s injury, stating that the quarterback suffered a “hip pointer” during a second quarter sack.
#Bears coach Matt Nagy describes QB Mitch Trubisky’s injury as a hip pointer and confirms it happened on a 2nd quarter sack.
— Ian Rapoport (@RapSheet) November 18, 2019
Although Trubisky has disappointed many so far with his lack of progression after coming off a Pro-Bowl season, losing him for possibly Week 12’s game against the New York Giants is not what Bears fans hoped for. Before leaving the game, Trubisky had one of his better outings the week before as he threw for three touchdowns and no interceptions in a win against the Detroit Lions.
Injuries have added to the frustrations in Chicago as the team had already lost their best offensive and defensive linemen in Kyle Long and Akiem Hicks for the season. After a 2018 season that saw the team a field goal away from reaching the divisional round, a place they haven’t been since 2010, this season has seemed to be quite the opposite.
The team has not stopped supporting Trubisky, backing him as the Bears’ starter although many have called for the third-year quarterback to be benched due to his inability to throw the ball more than six yards downfield. Nevertheless, having Trubisky sidelined with an injury will not help the team in any fashion as Nagy will continue to have his team fight for the remaining six games of the season.