Bears quarterback Mitch Trubisky: Shoulder is ‘100 percent’
Trubisky told former teammate Chase Daniel his left shoulder, which he had surgically repaired in the offseason, “feels better and stronger than it did before [I] even hurt it.”
Bears quarterback Mitch Trubisky, who is rehabbing from offseason surgery to repair a torn labrum in his left shoulder, pronounced himself 100 percent healthy in a Twitter video interview Wednesday with former teammate Chase Daniel.
“It’s great, it’s great,” Trubisky said when asked by Daniel about his shoulder. ‘‘I’m back to 100 percent. I haven’t been able to see a doctor to get cleared officially, but I pretty much cleared myself. It feels better and stronger than it did before [I] even hurt it.’’
Daniel, who signed with the Lions in free agency, had Trubisky as a guest on his ‘‘Chase Chats’’ interview porgram. He previously had new Bears quarterback Nick Foles on the show.
And, just like in that interview, Daniel and Trubisky talked about everything but the Bears’ acquisition of Foles that will force Trubisky to win the starting job in training camp. It was almost an upset that the subject of Trubisky’s shoulder was broached.
Trubisky said he has been holed up in his Chicago-area home with his girlfriend during the coronavirus outbreak.
‘‘I haven’t left the house in the last two weeks,’’ he said.
Trubisky said he is trying to stay in shape in his modified home gym during the COVID-19 quarantine. He recently bought a state-of-the-art water-massage lounger and a high-end curved treadmill. His routine includes finding time for studying game film to ‘‘stay around the game, watching ball.’’
‘‘Just trying to stay busy,’’ he said. ‘‘You could easily just sit on the couch and watch episodes and episodes of whatever’s on Netflix. You try to make a to-do list and knock those things out and stay on top of your training because we would be back at the facility [Halas Hall] right now, working out with the team and going through [organized team activities].
‘‘So you’ve got to make sure you’re staying in shape on your own. It’s allowed me to be creative. I’m pretty proud of my own gym.’’
That was the extent of the football talk, so we likely will have to wait until the next media session with Trubisky to get his reaction to the Foles acquisition and the upcoming quarterback battle.
Trubisky also expressed his gratitude to those who are working during the quarantine.
‘‘I know all the hospitals up here are filled; it’s crazy,’’ he said. ‘‘Prayers to all those who are working. There are so many heroes who are stepping up and coming up big for the community. [To] people who are still doing the essential work out there — thank you.’’