Report: Andy Dalton suffered bone bruise in knee

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The Bears have clarified that Andy Dalton remains the team’s starting quarterback when he’s healthy. But he may not be healthy enough to play in Week Three.

According to NFL Media’s Ian Rapoport, an MRI has confirmed that Dalton suffered a bone bruise in his knee. But to this point, no determination has been made about his status for the upcoming game against the Browns.

As Rapoport noted, Dalton’s injury can cause players to miss time, which means rookie Justin Fields could make his first start against Cleveland this week.

Fields played the majority of Sunday’s victory over the Bengals, going 6-of-13 passing for 60 yards with an interception. He also had 31 yards on 10 carries, got sacked twice, and fumbled — though the Bears recovered it.

Dalton was 9-of-11 passing for 56 yards with a touchdown on Sunday, also rushing twice for 25 yards.

3 responses to “Report: Andy Dalton suffered bone bruise in knee

  1. Unless Fields plays waaaaay better than he did Sunday, this is the worst possible scenario. If Fields starts, you cannot ever go back to Dalton, otherwise Fields’ confidence will be shot. He doesn’t ywet seem capable of handling the starting duties whatsoever.

  2. this Dalton vs. Fields issue will produce many more empty posts when the real issue is and will continue to be the lousy Bear defense against decent QBs. However any Bear victory (regardless of QB) is good news at this point.

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