Bears' Mitchell Trubisky to Start vs. Giants over Chase Daniel amid Hip Injury

Kyle Newport@@KyleNewportFeatured ColumnistNovember 22, 2019

LOS ANGELES, CALIFORNIA - NOVEMBER 17: Quarterback Mitchell Trubisky #10 of the Chicago Bears throws a pass against the Los Angeles Rams at Los Angeles Memorial Coliseum on November 17, 2019 in Los Angeles, California. (Photo by Meg Oliphant/Getty Images)
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Chicago Bears quarterback Mitchell Trubisky will start against the New York Giants on Sunday after being pulled late in a Week 11 loss to the Los Angeles Rams because of a right hip pointer, according to ESPN's Adam Schefter.

Trubisky has been a full participant in practice throughout this week.

The 2017 second overall pick has been heavily scrutinized in 2019 as he has failed to build on last year's success. In nine games, he has completed 62.4 percent of his passes for 1,580 yards, nine touchdowns and four interceptions.

Chicago (4-6) sits in third place in the NFC North.

Trubisky was pulled against the Rams late in the fourth quarter after having gone 24-of-43 for 190 yards, one touchdown and one interception. He led the Bears to just one score in 11 drives, though kicker Eddy Pineiro missed a pair of field goals from 47 yards or farther.

After the game, Chicago coach Matt Nagy said Trubisky hurt his hip during the second quarter. He was later removed from the game because of injury concerns, not because of his performance, per Nagy.

"Yeah, [the pain from a hip pointer] is above the hip," Trubisky told reporters Wednesday. "It's like getting a charley horse or a dead leg on the quad, except it's above that area. It just makes your whole body tight—running, and then obviously throwing, when you got to pull your right hip through. That motion—it just doesn't feel comfortable."

While questions arose about Trubisky's future in the Windy City following the game, Nagy said the 25-year-old would be the team's starting quarterback when healthy.

"We want him [Trubisky] out there to be our starter and to be playing," he said Wednesday. "So how do we get him to that point? We're going to do everything we can so he is the starter."

Trubisky was initially listed as day-to-day entering Week 12, but on Wednesday, he said he was feeling "a lot better."

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