Bears QB Mitch Trubisky has injured right shoulder

The Bears’ backup quarterback was on the field for only one play — a three-yard run out of the “Wildcat” formation in the first quarter.

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Mitch Trubisky runs the ball left against the Saints on Sunday.

Mitch Trubisky runs the ball left against the Saints on Sunday.

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Mitch Trubisky hurt his right shoulder in Sunday’s game against the Saints, running the ball in his first — and only — snap since Week 3.

The Bears’ backup quarterback did not practice Wednesday. Bears coach Matt Nagy said the Bears didn’t want to offer any declaration of his long-term status.

“He’s currently rehabbing things and working on it that way,” Nagy said. “It’s unfortunate. ... He kinda landed on it weird.”

He was on the field for only one play — a three-yard run out of a “Wildcat” formation in the first quarter. It marked Trubisky’s first game action since he was benched following a third-quarter interception against the Falcons.

Trubisky hurt his right shoulder two years ago. He had surgery on his left shoulder during the offseason. Nagy said Trubisky felt the shoulder problem linger as the night went on Sunday.

Nick Foles is the Bears’ starter and Trubisky is the only other quarterback on the active roster. Tyler Bray, though, is on the practice squad and could be promoted Sunday to be the backup during the Titans game.

After Trubisky’s one play Sunday, Nagy was asked about the possibility of using the former No. 2 overall pick in limited packages going forward.

“It’s a weapon for us to be able to use his legs, and then obviously be able to throw the ball as well,” Nagy said. “That’s something that we’re looking at, and every game could be a little bit different, but it’s something that teams have to prepare for.”

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