Over the previous a number of weeks, arguably no NFL quarterback has had extra on his shoulders than Justin Fields. Mockingly, the Bears quarterback suffered a shoulder harm Sunday that has resulted in coach Matt Eberflus has labeling him as day-to-day on Monday. Nevertheless, Eberflus additionally didn’t rule out the opportunity of the harm being season-ending.
Hours later, NFL Media reported that Fields suffered a dislocated left shoulder in opposition to the Falcons. One medical supply advised CBS Sports activities it would be a “shock” if the QB suited up for Sunday’s recreation in opposition to the Jets if that have been true, although he formally stays day-to-day. ProFootballTalk has since reported that Fields didn’t, in actual fact, undergo a dislocation, suggesting the actual extent of the harm has not been disclosed.
The Bears had Fields working the ball double-digit occasions per recreation in 4 of their final 5 contests previous to Week 11, and he gained 555 yards and 5 touchdowns on his 62 carries throughout that point. Fields was busy on the bottom once more on Sunday in opposition to the Falcons, working 14 occasions within the first half alone. He did not run as a lot within the second half, although, as he was coping with hamstring cramps.
Towards the top of the sport, Fields took off on a designed run to the left facet of the formation and was tackled and fell laborious on his left shoulder. He remained within the recreation, however afterward, the Bears had him carted to the locker room for additional analysis. Fields himself stated his shoulder is in ache and that he is unsure the way it will have an effect on him going ahead.
Chicago travels to East Rutherford, New Jersey to tackle the Jets subsequent week, then comes again house to host the Green Bay Packers earlier than their bye in Week 14. Fields has clearly been carrying a complete lot of accountability for the offense, and he is accomplished fairly effectively with it of late, at the same time as Chicago has struggled to seek out wins. If he have been to overlook time, the Bears must flip to Trevor Siemian beneath middle.