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Bears’ Mitchell Trubisky still not throwing in practice

Heading into Week 13 action against the New York Giants, the Chicago Bears have plenty of questions around the status of second-year quarterback Mitchell Trubisky due to a shoulder injury.

The way things are heading, Trubisky is not expected to take the field for the contest. According to JJ Stankevitz of NBC Sports Chicago, the 24-year-old is still participating on a limited basis on the field:

Trubisky missed last Thursday’s game against the Detroit Lions, which marked his first missed game of the season. Before the injury, he had provided stability at the position and helped put the team in a strong spot atop of the NFC North.

Trubisky has performed well in his second campaign with 2,469 passing yards, 20 touchdown passes and nine interceptions along with 363 rushing yards on 51 attempts. He also has three rushing touchdowns. He has thrown multiple touchdown passes six times, including a career-high six touchdown passes against the Tampa Bay Buccaneers.

With Trubisky likely out, Chicago is again set to turn to Chase Daniel, who performed well against the Lions by completing 27-of-37 passes for 230 yards and a pair of touchdowns. With the running game struggling to the tune of 38 yards on 14 carries, he moved the ball down the field enough to put together three scoring drives. That included converting both red zone trips into touchdowns while playing mistake-free football to help earn a fifth straight victory and an 8-3 record.

The Bears don’t appear to be in too much of a rush to get Trubisky back on the field given the team has had much success this season behind their stout defense. It was also encouraging for them to see that Daniel can be a serviceable option in a spot start situation.