Report: X-rays on Justin Fields’ ribs are negative

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Bears rookie quarterback Justin Fields underwent examinations postgame to determine the extent of his rib injury and whether he damaged his spleen. Adam Schefter of ESPN reports initial tests done on Fields did not reveal any broken ribs.

Fields will undergo further tests Monday.

Of course, in a Sept. 19 game against the Bills, the Dolphins announced X-rays on Tua Tagovailoa’s ribs were negative and later determined he had fractures. Tagovailoa ended up on injured reserve.

So the Bears will have to hold their breath until the MRI results come back.

Fields went 4-of-11 for 79 yards before departing the 16-13 loss to the Ravens.

The Bears have a short turnaround, playing the Lions on Thanksgiving Day. If Fields can’t go, the Bears would turn back to Andy Dalton as the starting quarterback.

4 responses to “Report: X-rays on Justin Fields’ ribs are negative

  1. Hope that he is not hurt but since he cost us a 1st round draft choice for 2022 the race is on for him to play lousy again in 2022 so the Bears can replace him in the 2023 draft position race. Bear fans need to keep their eyes on the 2025 season and beyond.

  2. Nagy needs to be fired, along with Pace and the entire McCaskey family! This organization is the most inept, unorganized, ignorant in the entire NFL.

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