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Bears QB Justin Fields (shoulder) is OK, maybe, per coach

Field Level Media
22 Nov 2022, 06:55 GMT+10

Chicago Bears quarterback Justin Fields is day-to-day with a sore left shoulder and could receive more rest this week.

Bears head coach Matt Eberflus wouldn't dismiss the possibility that Fields suffered a season-ending injury. He said the option of further testing is available if Fields hasn't recovered by the time Wednesday's practice begins.

Fields underwent an MRI exam to confirm no major damage was sustained to his non-throwing shoulder on Sunday. He played every snap in a 27-24 loss at Atlanta.

Eberflus said that, at least for now, medical test results were good news for the Bears. Fields was still feeling the effects of the loss.

"The pain right now is pretty bad," Fields said after the game.

Fields completed 14 of 21 passes for 153 yards with one touchdown and one interception and rushed 18 times for 85 yards and a score against the Falcons.

In his second NFL season, the 23-year-old Fields has thrown for 1,642 yards and 13 touchdowns with eight interceptions. He has run for 834 yards and seven scores in 11 starts for the Bears (3-8).

Chicago visits the New York Jets (6-4) on Sunday before hosting the Packers on Dec. 4, followed by the Bears' bye week.

Trevor Siemian, 30, is the No. 2 quarterback for the Bears. He has completed the only pass he attempted this season, a five-yarder at Dallas on Oct. 30.

--Field Level Media

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