Bears quarterback Mitch Trubisky underwent surgery shortly after the season to repair the partially torn labrum in his left shoulder, a person with knowledge of the situation confirmed. ESPN first reported Wednesday that Trubisky had surgery.
The postseason procedure was widely expected after Trubisky's left shoulder popped out of joint and back in when he was sacked on Sept. 29 against the Vikings.
Trubisky is expected to participate in the on-field portion of the Bears offseason program, which can begin April 20. That it's his non-throwing shoulder is crucial to such a relatively fast return.
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Trubisky was injured six plays into that Vikings game. He missed the rest of that 16-6 victory and the following game against the Raiders in London. He played the final 11 games of the season with a harness on his left shoulder. He insisted the injury did not hinder him more than the standard toll of football affects any player.
His regression in his third season was a leading reason why the Bears finished fourth to last in the NFL in scoring and second to last in yards per play. The Bears were worst in the league in yards per pass attempt.
The Bears have said Trubisky will be their starting quarterback next season.
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