Update: According to Ian Rapoport, Fields suffered bruised ribs in Chicago’s Week 11 loss. That’s much better news than what previous reports suggested, although the quarterback will continue to have tests. It’s unclear whether Fields will be good to go Thursday against the Lions at this point.
Update: Fields’ injury may be more serious than initially thought. He’s reportedly having his spleen checked. One would imagine this would sideline him for a period of time but we’ll find out more later in the week.
Justin Fields is not only getting his ribs checked at hospital but also his spleen, per @JayGlazer.— Chris Mortensen (@mortreport) November 22, 2021
Update: Fields has been downgraded to OUT for the remainder of the game. Andy Dalton will try to protect their 1-point lead.
Update: Fields is officially questionable to return with a rib injury. Dalton is in the game for the Bears.
The Chicago Bears haven’t had to deal with Lamar Jackson in their Week 11 contest against the Baltimore Ravens, but might be without their own starting quarterback for the rest of the contest. Justin Fields went to the medical tent before going to the locker room, meaning Andy Dalton will take over for the time being.
Justin Fields to the medical tent.— Andrew Siciliano (@AndrewSiciliano) November 21, 2021
Andy Dalton warming up.
Justin Fields walking to the locker room.— Kevin Fishbain (@kfishbain) November 21, 2021
It’s been a rough afternoon so far for Fields and the Bears, who have not managed to score any points against a tough Baltimore defense. Fields did walk to the locker room, so this doesn’t look to be a lower body injury. The quarterback has 79 passing yards and 23 rushing yards in the game.