Bears QB Mitchell Trubisky admitted that his hip became an issue against the Rams
The team claimed the decision to take Trubisky off for Chase Daniel was due to a hip injury. After the game, Trubisky shed further light into that hip issue, saying it started bothering him in the second quarter when he landed on his right hip. Although, the footage showed that he actually landed on his left hip.
“I’m not doing the team any favors if I’m not able to run around or throw the ball with accuracy because I’m throwing with all arm,” Trubisky said per JJ Stankevitz of NBCSportsChicago.com. “You just gotta be smart with that factor but I’m going to fight as long as I can and try to be out there with my guys.”
Despite the team’s claims that Trubisky was hurt, the Bears quarterback didn’t enter the blue medical tent during the game, which adds to the suspicion that the injury was a made-up excuse to explain his benching.
Injury or not, the fact of the matter was Trubisky had another rough outing against the Rams. He went just 24-of-43 for 190 yards with a touchdown and an interception.
After showing promise in Year 2, the former No. 2 overall pick has had a disastrous season, throwing for just 1,580 yards with nine touchdowns and four interceptions through nine games.
It’s clear that whatever issue is bothering Trubisky has to improve for the team to get back on track. But at 4-6, it might already be too late for the Bears, who look set to miss out on the postseason.