As the age old saying goes, “If it ain’t broke, don’t fix it.”
And that is exactly the case with Chicago Bears QB Mitchell Trubisky’s arm.
Because even though his arm isn’t broken—in fact, it seems as fit as it’s ever been after throwing for six TD’s in his last game—he’s still wearing a compression sleeve on that arm.
And if his teammates have anything to say about it—and turns out they do—he’ll be wearing it again Sunday when his NFC North leading Bears face the slumping Miami Dolphins.
Trubisky confirmed just that yesterday—saying he intends to wear a compression sleeve on his right throwing arm for the second straight game—and went on to explain the origin of the arm sleeve.
“I had a little cut on my arm a few weeks ago, and then it reopened in Arizona [in Week 3] on the first drive and was just gushing everywhere,” Trubisky said. “And I didn’t want that to happen [against the Bucs], and I covered it up. And then you play pretty well, some superstition, call it what you want. I also got a lot of threats that I have to wear it, so ...”
Trubisky completed 19 of 26 passes for 354-yards and six TD’s with zero interceptions in that 48-10 blowout of the Bucs on September 30th, tying him for the second most TD Passes in a single game by a Bears QB in franchise history.
“I’m going to keep it on,” Trubisky added. “We’ll see what the color is. But it feels comfortable, gives me a little more swag or whatever. Just go out there and do your thing with the arm sleeve. So we’ll see.”
Looks like the Bears have all of their hearts on Trubisky’s sleeve.