Mitchell Trubisky Injury Update: QB Listed Doubtful for Thanksgiving Day Game at Detroit

Chicago Bears quarterback Mitchell Trubisky is reportedly listed as doubtful for the Thanksgiving Day Game at Detroit.

According to ESPN's Adam Schefter, Trubisky woke up with more soreness and had less movement in his right throwing shoulder than the team expected on Wednesday morning, making it likely that Chase Daniel will start during Thursday's game.

The former No. 2 overall pick experienced an AC sprain in his throwing shoulder during Sunday's win over the Minnesota Vikings, but not a labrum issue as initially expected, a source confirmed to Schefter.

Schefter believes that Trubisky could have made a full recovery if the game was scheduled for Sunday, but still needs more rest before returning to action. The Bears believe that the 24-year-old will be able to play in their upcoming game against the New York Giants in Week 13.

Earlier this week, head coach Matt Nagy said he was "cautiously optimistic" that Trubisky would be able to play. The franchise quarterback experienced the injury after a late hit by Vikings safety Harrison Smith late in the fourth quarter of Sunday's 25-20 win.

The Bears are the first team of the Super Bowl Era to play in a Thursday game after a Sunday night game, which has made Trubisky's recovery more difficult.

The second-year quarterback is having a breakout season, throwing for 2,832 yards of total offense, including 23 touchdowns and three two-point conversions. Trubisky had a particularly great performance against the Lions earlier this month, which included throwing for 355 yards, three touchdowns and zero interceptions on 23 of 30 passing attempts, while also recording a rushing touchdown.

Daniel made his last NFL start during the 2014 season as a member of the Chiefs. The 32-year-old quarterback has a 1-1 career record as a starter, as well as 480 yards, one touchdown and one interception on 51 of 78 passing.

"The No. 1 thing that you learn about Chase when you're around him is that — in a really good way — he's extremely confident in how he plays because he's so smart," Nagy said. "The game is not fast to him when he plays. The other thing with Chase that I've always appreciated is the fact that he prepares every game like he's the starter. If his time does come, he doesn't blink."

Chicago activated reserve quarterback Tyler Bray to back up Daniel with the threat of Trubsiky being inactive. Bray, a former three-year starter at the University of Tennessee, made one career NFL appearance as a member of the Kansas City Chiefs last season, but didn't register a statistic