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Mitchell Trubisky injury not believed to be season-ending, but timeline uncertain [UPDATE]

Bears quarterback Mitchell Trubisky suffered a rough shoulder injury on Monday. We break down a potential timeline and the fantasy football implications.

Mitchell Trubisky of the Chicago Bears gets injured on a play during the first quarter against the Minnesota Vikings at Soldier Field on September 29, 2019 in Chicago, Illinois. Photo by Nuccio DiNuzzo/Getty Images

Editor’s update: Mitchell Trubisky’s first MRI reveals he dislocated his left shoulder and has a slight labrum tear, according to ESPN’s Adam Schefter. He is not expected to need surgery on the shoulder, and Schefter tweeted that he should be back “sooner rather than later.” He will travel with the team to London for their game against the Raiders, and then they will have a bye week upon returning.

The Chicago Bears lost quarterback Mitchell Trubisky to a shoulder injury in Week 4, and his return status is going to depend on how medical examinations go over the next day or two. Head coach Matt Nagy said on Monday that he does not fear the injury is season-ending, per Pro Football Talk.

Trubisky injured his shoulder when he was strip-sacked on the Bears opening drive against the Minnesota Vikings. As he went down, his left arm turned awkwardly, appearing to hyper-extend. Chase Daniel came on in his place and threw for 52 yards and a touchdown on his first possession. He did not do much after that, but it was enough to secure a 16-6 win thanks to the Bears dominant defense — and Kirk Cousins being a fraud of a quarterback against quality defenses.

Fantasy impact: Trubisky has regressed after a breakout 2018 campaign. The Bears have won three straight to improve to 4-1 in spite of that, thanks primarily to their defense. They face the Oakland Raiders in London this coming week, and then have a bye in Week 6. I suspect we’ll have at least an estimate of a timeline before the close of business today (Monday).