Justin Fields undergoing examination for injuries to ribs, spleen

NFL: NOV 21 Ravens at Bears
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Bears quarterback Justin Fields left today’s game with what the team termed a rib injury, but he may have injured more than just that.

Jay Glazer reported on FOX that Fields is currently undergoing examinations to determine not only the extent of his rib injury, but also whether he has damaged his spleen.

Bears coach Matt Nagy said after the game that he doesn’t know how serious Fields’ injury is, but it sounds like something that would be hard to come back from on a short week. The Bears are at Detroit on Thanksgiving.

If Fields can’t go, the Bears would again turn to Andy Dalton as the starter.

20 responses to “Justin Fields undergoing examination for injuries to ribs, spleen

  1. Does this shock anyone? An OSU QB who has to run or use play design to try to be effective.

    A bust.

    They could have drafted Mac Jones.

  2. Shut him down for the season, fire Nagy on Black Friday and use the last 6 games to evaluate youngsters on the roster. Having Fields take any more reps in Nagy’s offense will do him more harm than good. Write the rest of his rookie season off and let him start fresh next season with new coaches and whatever better O-Linemen and WRs the new GM can manage to bring in.

  3. Hate to add insult to injury…but this guy is a bust…big time since the dummies traded up for him…

    How does this keep happening…? I mean I get it’s hard to find a QB…but it’s not hard to see when one ain’t it…just like Haskins…it was so obvious this guy wasn’t any good…someone making 6 or 7 figures shouldn’t be making these kinda mistakes…

  4. >Dwayne Haskins
    >JT Barett
    >Troy Smith
    >Cardale jones
    > Braxton Miller
    >Terelle Pryor

    Just another Name to the list of OSU QB flops

  5. As a Boston and pats fan living in Chicago where my wife is from…..

    Blow it up and get as many picks as possible. Since the bears coughed up next seasons 1st for fields…..Eddie Jackson, Mack, and Robinson are your biggest assets for draft chips

  6. journeyman1976 says:
    November 21, 2021 at 8:21 pm
    Shut him down.
    Clean house.
    Get Josh McDaniels.
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    For what? HC? It’s not we haven’t a sample of that to look at. You know, where is was fired!

  7. As a Boston and pats fan living in Chicago where my wife is from…..

    Blow it up and get as many picks as possible. Since the bears coughed up next seasons 1st for fields…..Eddie Jackson, Mack, and Robinson are your biggest assets for draft chips

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    That’s ain’t gonna happen! Robinson will be a free agent. Who the heck would take on Mack’s or Jackson’s salary?

  8. Blow it up and get as many picks as possible. Since the bears coughed up next seasons 1st for fields…..Eddie Jackson, Mack, and Robinson are your biggest assets for draft chips

    _________________________________

    That’s ain’t gonna happen! Robinson will be a free agent. Who the heck would take on Mack’s or Jackson’s salary?

  9. Not a Bears fan but I like what I’ve seen from Fields for the most part. And I didn’t like him as a prospect. Thought he was erratic. I have been seeing improvement. But he’s learning so there will be days like this. Hopefully he’s okay. I don’t think they need to blow it up either. They have some talent. But Nagy has to go. He’s proven that he really doesn’t know what he’s doing, If he stays he’ll ruin Fields, plain and simple.

  10. I like this kid and I’ hard to convince. He was missing Robinson and the run game was not good, and neither was he prior to his injury. Wish him well. Dalton didnt do a lot either with this offense. one drive down field for scrore but that was it in over a half of football. The Defense looked good but couldnt do it all with zero offense going on

  11. Bears must, must answer a question immediately. Is Fields the guy going forward have we seen enough to believe if healthy he’s the guy? If the answer is a yes or a very likely yes then do the following. Sit him until completely healthy do not endanger his long term health or abilities in this protection with this coach. 2, begin to focus beyond being competitive the rest of the season on finding the O lineman who can help keep Fields upright and how to get them if they aren’t on the roster already or not healthy. Lastly begin working the back channels to replace Nagy. Nagy is not necessarily a bad coach, or a bad fit. But he’s both for Chicago now. A new approach, voice, decision maker, and person to get the best out of Fields going forward is what’s needed. so heal the QB, jettison the ballast(HC) and start looking for O lineman, better protection schemes and a new HC and offensive method for next year.

  12. Give him a competent coach with a decent playbook and protection. I like him but this system is not for him. Nagy has done nothing on the offensive side of the ball consistently. He is out coached every week and needs to go.

  13. A mess on the field, and off the field at the coaching, GM, senior mgmt. level, and at the ownership level. Where do you start the fix and who could do it?

  14. I don’t know, still way early on this kid. I’ve seen some flashes, if he can stay healthy…
    First and foremost, I hope Fields is ok.

  15. I don’t have a horse in the race so I’m pretty neutral when I genuinely ask the question what people have seen in Fields that warrants all the excitement? I’ve seen a couple very nice rushing TD’s of his but I’ve also seen some really inaccurate passes and an inability to move the offense unless he takes off running.

    I’m not rooting against him, heck I hope he turns out to be great. But I guess I just don’t understand what part of 4 passing TDs to 8 INTs is exciting Bears fans.

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