The Chicago Bears are "optimistic" that quarterback Mitchell Trubisky will be able to play in Thursday's game against the Detroit Lions after suffering a shoulder injury in Week 11, according to ESPN's Adam Schefter.
After the quarterback was listed as a non-participant on Monday's injury report due to a right shoulder injury, Bears coach Matt Nagy announced that Trubisky is "day to day." As a result, the 24-year-old was not expected to practice Tuesday.
The second pick in the 2017 draft after the Bears moved up to acquire the former North Carolina signal-caller, Trubisky showed flashes as a rookie.
In 12 starts as a rookie, Trubisky completed 59.4 percent of his passes for 2,193 yards, seven touchdowns and seven interceptions with a 77.5 quarterback rating.
Now in his first season under Nagy, the 24-year-old has completed 65.4 percent of his passes for 2,469 yards, 20 scores and nine interceptions in a retooled offense. He has also carried the ball 51 times for 363 yards and three touchdowns to help key Chicago's ascent up the NFC North standings.
The Bears (7-3) enter Week 12 two games ahead of the Minnesota Vikings (5-4-1) in the win column.