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Bears QB Matt Nagy unclear if Mitchell Trubisky will play in Week 13

Mitchell Trubisky, Bears

The Chicago Bears face off with the New York Giants this weekend, and Matt Nagy is still uncertain if Mitchell Trubisky will be able to go. Trubisky injured his shoulder on a late hit by Harrison Smith against the Minnesota Vikings two weeks ago, and he missed the Bears game on Thanksgiving against the Detroit Lions.

Nagy said the team is trying to take it one day at a time, and the hardest part is Trubisky wants to be out on the field, but the team also has to protect him from himself.

“We don’t,” Nagy replied when asked if he knows about Trubisky’s availability via Ian Rapoport of NFL Network. “It will be one of those day-to-days for us as we go. We need to know each day where he’s at. We kind of went through the same type of thing with Khalil [Mack] and Allen Robinson several weeks ago. It’s just hard because these guys want to be out there and they want to play but sometimes we need to protect the player from the player. And they ultimately understand that, so we’ll just go day-by-day, we’ll have them both ready and we’ll see where it takes us.”

Nagy also said that Trubisky is improving and hasn’t had any setbacks this week, which is huge. If Trubisky is healthy, he should get the start, but if he’s not close to 100 percent, the team could decide to ride Chase Daniels against a bad team like the New York Giants. Daniels already picked up a big win against the Lions, and he might have a chance to move to 2-0 on Sunday.