Trubisky: Arm sleeve a must after 6-TD game

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LAKE FOREST, Ill. — Chicago Bears quarterback Mitchell Trubisky isn’t going to mess with success.

And his Bears teammates won’t let him, either.

Trubisky confirmed on Wednesday that — for the second straight game — he intends to wear a compression sleeve on his right throwing arm when the Bears (3-1) face the Miami Dolphins (3-2) on Sunday.

The last time Trubisky wore the sleeve, the second-year quarterback threw a career-best six touchdown passes in Chicago’s 48-10 victory over the Tampa Bay Buccaneers on Sept. 30.

Trubisky explained the origin of the arm sleeve before Wednesday’s practice.

“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 zero interceptions against the Bucs. Trubisky’ s six touchdown passes are tied for the second most in a single game by a Bears quarterback 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.”



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