Report: Mark Fields punctures lung on receiver’s cleat, remains in Green Bay

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Vikings cornerback Mark Fields II punctured a lung during Sunday’s victory over Green Bay, Chris Tomasson of the Pioneer Press reports.

Tomasson received a text message from Fields’ father, who said the injury likely keeps his son sidelined a few weeks.

“The wide receiver’s shoes punctured Mark’s lung,” the elder Fields wrote to Tomasson in the message, referring to Packers receiver Equanimeous St. Brown. “Looks like two-to-three weeks to heal, could not fly back with team. Has to stay in (Green Bay) until (Monday). Someone from the organization will be driving him back (Monday).”

Fields tackled Brown after a 12-yard reception with 2:20 remaining in the third quarter.

It was a rough day for the Vikings’ cornerbacks. They also lost Cameron Dantzler and Kris Boyd during the game. Dantzler was able to fly home with the team after injuring his neck and head, while Boyd has a leg injury.

11 responses to “Report: Mark Fields punctures lung on receiver’s cleat, remains in Green Bay

  1. iliketurtles says:
    November 1, 2020 at 8:06 pm
    HOW did the Vikings win this game?
    The Vikings won this game because on a super windy day they had to run the ball and Cook was terrific against a Packers defense that couldnt slow him down even when they knew he was getting the ball.It probably would have been different had Aaron Jones been able to play as he would have been an equalizer to Cook on the ground.if the Packers dont improve against the run soon Defense Coordinator Mike Pettine will most likely be heading for a new team next season.

  2. Hope the young man has a quick recovery. As a Packer fan I predict 10-6 with another one and done in playoffs. Aaron will sulk in the off season while the Green Bay front office fails to address its weaknesses.

  3. “HOW did the Vikings win this game?”

    Because the Packers, after giving up 280+ rushing yards to the Niners in the NFC title game in January, decided to move up from 30th to 26th to draft the quarterback of the future, instead of defensive help like Patrick Queen.

  4. Sounds pretty serious. Hope the young man recovers and is able to resume his career. As far as the game, typical NFC slugfest with a bunch of injuries. And a couple of changes here or there and the game could go either way. Thoroughly enjoyed it, except for the injuries to both teams.

  5. Man… it’s a tough sport! I hope Fields is going to be ok. And the Dantzler kid too.

  6. HOW did the Vikings win this game?
    I think all of GB is asking this. Congrats to the Vikes on a strong game.

  7. snowlock2013 says:
    November 1, 2020 at 11:09 pm
    DRIVE the dude back Monday? They couldn’t afford the Jet? Ziggy? Sheesh.


    Bruh, you cannot fly with a punctured lung it could collapse because of the altitude. It will be at least 2-3 weeks.

    How did the Vikings win this game?

    Easy. Green Bay underestimated the Vikings. Plus Vikes had two weeks to prepare, it was a trap game for Rodgers and Co.

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