Bears' Mitchell Trubisky Returns To Practice

LAKE FOREST, Ill. (670 The Score) -- Bears quarterback Mitchell Trubisky returned to practice Monday, a step forward after missing one game with a left shoulder injury.

Trubisky was throwing with the Bears' quarterbacks during the portion of practice open to the media at Halas Hall. It marked the first he has thrown since suffering the non-throwing shoulder injury on the first series of the Bears' win against the Vikings on Sept. 29.

Trubisky wasn't limited by the medical team, coach Matt Nagy said.

"I thought he looked good," Nagy said of Trubisky. "But we'll see as the week goes exactly how he feels and where he's at."

The Bears aren't required to offer an official injury status until Wednesday. The 25-year-old Trubisky had planned to spend the bye last week rehabilitating his non-throwing shoulder at Halas Hall.

Trubisky is scheduled to address the media Wednesday if he's able to practice. Veteran backup Chase Daniel started at quarterback in his place during the loss to the Raiders in London on Oct. 6.

The third-year quarterback Trubisky has completed 65.1 percent of his passes for 588 yards, three touchdowns and two interceptions. The Bears are 3-1 when Trubisky starts this season.

The Bears also welcomed back receiver Taylor Gabriel (concussion), guard Ted Larsen (knee) and defensive lineman Bilal Nichols (hand) in their practice Monday. The team also officially placed guard Kyle Long (hip) on injured reserve

What's next for defensive lineman Akiem Hicks is uncertain, Nagy said. The Bears are still working through the logistics of his status after he suffered an elbow injury in the Oct. 6 game.

The Bears (3-2) host the Saints (5-1) at Soldier Field on Sunday.

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