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X-rays on Justin Fields’ hand were negative for Week 4

Bears QB suffered a hand injury in Week 3 of the 2021 NFL season. Here are the latest updates.

Justin Fields #1 of the Chicago Bears is sacked during the first quarter in the game against the Cleveland Browns at FirstEnergy Stadium on September 26, 2021 in Cleveland, Ohio. Photo by Emilee Chinn/Getty Images

Monday update: Justin Fields had x-rays on his hand after the Bears loss to the Browns in Week 3. Those tests were negative, but head coach Matt Nagy still needs to see how he does this week in practice, per Kevin Fishbain. Nagy has left the job open for Andy Dalton, Nick Foles and Fields as we head toward their Week 4 matchup with the Lions. As it is now, the most likely starter will be Fields again, but we’ll need to keep an eye on the injury news.

Chicago Bears rookie quarterback Justin Fields had a tough NFL debut on multiple levels. He was sacked an amazing nine times and completed just six passes on 20 attempts for 68 yards. All those hits had to take a toll, and head coach Matt Nagy says that Fields is dealing with a hand injury, per Chicago Sun-Times’ Brad Biggs.

Fields himself says his hand is fine, per NFL Network’s Ian Rapoport. We’ll see if he misses any practice time, but at this point it seems like he’ll be okay. His biggest job will be getting over this tough start to his career as a starter.

Starter Andy Dalton could miss a couple more games, per ESPN’s Adam Schefter, but they aren’t putting him on I.R., which gives him a chance to return sooner than later. If Fields continues to struggle, that timetable might be hurried a bit. The Lions should be a little easier test for the Bears in Week 4 though.