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Justin Fields leaves with 2nd quarter injury, replaced by Andy Dalton, returns a play later

Justin Fields suffered an injury in Week 5 of the 2021 NFL season. Here are the latest updates.

NFL: Chicago Bears at Las Vegas Raiders Stephen R. Sylvanie-USA TODAY Sports

5:12 p.m. update: Fields took a hit and was shaken up in the second quarter. He left the game and Andy Dalton came on for him, but Fields returned. aplay later.

4:37 p.m. update: Following a long drive by the Raiders, Fields has returned to the game.

Chicago Bears quarterback Justin Fields is being evaluated by trainers on the sidelines after taking a hit in the first quarter of their Week 5 matchup at the Las Vegas Raiders.

Fields had appeared in just two series to start the game, making just two pass attempts and scrambling for three yards on a QB keeper. It was the hit he took on the keeper that caused him to be evaluated on the sidelines.

This wouldn’t be the first time Fields has had to play through the pain of a midsection injury. In last year’s College Football Playoff semifinal, he played through bruised ribs to gutsy lead Ohio State to a 49-28 victory. In that gutsy performance, he completed 22-of-28 passes for 385 yards and six touchdowns.

This may be a case of him having the wind knocked out of him, so we’ll see if he returns shortly.