Mitch Trubisky Replaced by Chase Daniel as Bears QB After Suffering Hip Injury

Kyle Newport@@KyleNewportFeatured Columnist

PHILADELPHIA, PA - NOVEMBER 03: Mitchell Trubisky #10 of the Chicago Bears looks on prior to the game against the Philadelphia Eagles at Lincoln Financial Field on November 3, 2019 in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. (Photo by Mitchell Leff/Getty Images)
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Chicago Bears quarterback Mitchell Trubisky suffered a hip pointer in the second quarter of Sunday's 17-7 loss to the Los Angeles Rams, per Bears head coach Matt Nagy.

The Bears turned to backup Chase Daniel, who entered Sunday's game and promptly turned the ball over on downs.

Nagy said after the game that Trubisky "didn't look right." 

Jeremy Bergman of NFL.com noted Nagy "said Trubisky landed on the hip earlier in the game and was 'playing through it.'"

Nagy also spoke about the decision to remove Trubisky from the game, per Bergman: 

"It was all based off he wasn't feeling right. His hip was hurting him. We knew a few series earlier that something wasn't right. We watched him to keep an eye on him and see how it was. I had to go on the side and talk to him. ... He needed to be honest with us and trying to play through that is what he was doing. ... I appreciate Mitch's toughness. The kid did not want to come out."

On Monday, Nagy told reporters Trubisky "absolutely" will remain the Bears' starter when healthy and that the decision to go to Daniel had "zero to do" with Trubisky's play.

The third-year signal-caller has been bothered by injuries in each of the last two seasons. He missed two games in 2018 because of a shoulder injury. According to Adam Schefter of ESPN, he then suffered a dislocated left shoulder with a slight labrum tear in Week 4, which sidelined him for one game.

While he has dealt with his shoulder injury, Trubisky entered play Sunday completing 63.6 percent of his passes for 1,390 yards, eight touchdowns and three interceptions.

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Nagy said in September that he felt "comfortable" with Daniel under center, noting the veteran "knows the offense really, really well."

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