Justin Fields on his injured left shoulder: The pain right now is pretty bad

NFL: NOV 20 Bears at Falcons
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Justin Fields was not wearing a sling to protect his injured left shoulder after Sunday’s loss to the Falcons, but the Bears and their quarterback don’t know how bad it is yet.

Fields took a cart back to the team’s locker room after the game, receiving an X-ray and IV treatment.

He will undergo an MRI on Monday.

“We will have an update on Wednesday,” coach Matt Eberflus said, via Courtney Cronin of ESPN. “We don’t know what exactly it is. That’s why we are going to take a look at it.”

Fields injured his non-throwing shoulder on the first play of the Bears’ final drive when he landed hard on it on a designed run. He took another hit on it soon after on another running play when Falcons defensive tackle Grady Jarrett hit Fields with his helmet as the quarterback slid.

Fields originally injured his left shoulder Oct. 20 but said this injury is a different one. He is uncertain of his status for next week.

“The pain right now is pretty bad,” Fields said. “I’ll just take it day by day and see how it feels later in the week.”

Fields also received treatment for cramps in his hamstrings but played through it.

“I was hurting but it was the last drive of the game,” Fields said. “I was just trying to be there for my teammates and fight through the pain.”

32 responses to “Justin Fields on his injured left shoulder: The pain right now is pretty bad

  1. I became a Fields fan during the playoff game against Clemson when he injured his ribs and still carried Ohio State to victory. He gets compared to JA. Like Allen, fields is tough. He’ll be fine.

  2. Play calling sucks. That last series was pathetic. You pass the ball down the field to get to the promised land with 1:46 left. Running wide for a one yard loss? What kind of call is that?
    I like Fields but he looks confused because his coaches are confused.

  3. He will be out of the league in three years if he doesn’t learn to play QB from the pocket and run only when necessary.

  4. ‘Running Qbs’ are NOTORIOUS for having a very short shelf life… Injuries come with the risk of playing one… Hoping we never go that route!

  5. Lamar Jackson is still a running QB, right? While I agree, he needs to improve the passing game, but that’ll come with better players around him. People were ready to quit on Hurts, Allen, and many others. Not every QB makes the HoF year two.

  6. What’s the guy supposed to do when his oline is on roller skates? He gets almost no protection and the wr room isn’t exactly top notch. I do think Fields takes too many hits. Hopefully the bears can get him some help because he can be really good in this league.

  7. Running QBs bring a further dimension of possibilities to the offense .. but their careers are necessarily shortened in the process. Hope this kid will be all right.

  8. People obviously don’t watch the Game when they say the Young man is a Running Back 🙄. They say nothing about AZ or Baltimore QB’s heck even Josh Allen Runs the Damn Ball. It just seems like they’re smarter than the average bear Boo Boo when they say he’s either a running back or quarterback but can’t be both. The young man is a damn Stud cut and dry

  9. You design running plays for your qb and the team often pays the price. On occasion it may work but to have it as part of your offense is offensive … to the qb, the fans and the team.

  10. He will be out of the league in three years if he doesn’t learn to play QB from the pocket and run only when necessary.
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    There IS no pocket. At least 4 out of the 5 starting O Linemen for the Bears need to be upgraded and the OL coach needs to go as well. They do OK run blocking but pass plays are a jailbreak. Watch the replays from Justin’s dropback plays yesterday… his blockers literally have no idea what they’re doing out there.

  11. Oh, well. When you are a running back in a QB Halloween costume, this is what you get. What a fraud.

  12. skcusoirolf says:
    November 20, 2022 at 11:26 pm
    Running QBs never last long. Either he is a QB or a RB but will not last long as both
    _________

    Steve Young – 17 year career
    Bobby Douglass – 10 year career
    Lamar Jackson – 5 seasons and counting

    You were saying?

  13. What I noticed the difference between Lamar and Fields, Lamar never complains about all the running he does wearing him out. Fields on the other hand has been complaining a lot lately that the running is wearing him down.

  14. bobcobb301 says:
    November 20, 2022 at 10:39 pm
    Bears fans are delusional if they think he is the answer.
    ________
    Considering the fact he’s led the leagues leading offense for a month on a rebuilding roster with $90 million in dead money, in his first year in this offense, I’d say he’s the answer.

    It doesn’t always look the same. They can’t all be pure pocket passers, like Zach Wilson or Mac Jones.

  15. When your team insists on masquerading a RB as the QB – don’t expect him to stay healthy long. Fields is not a good QB he’s maybe a little better than average because he can win a game here & there against bad teams – against good teams he struggles …like Lamar Jackson.

  16. rho1953 says:
    November 20, 2022 at 11:35 pm
    He will be out of the league in three years if he doesn’t learn to play QB from the pocket and run only when necessary.

    6923Rate This

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    I am still laughing at people who think he isn’t a bust. He’s terrible. He can’t even throw a football properly.

  17. How many run first QB does it take before these HCs and GMs end this failed experiment of drafting run first QBs early in the 1st round? If you want one OK fine, but not with a early 1st round pick, those picks are to hard to come by to waste on a guy that could be out for the season on any given play!

    BTW here’s a novel idea, put a good O-line together first and then get a QB, because it’s impossible to truly evaluate any QB behind a horrible/bad O line!

  18. C. M. says:
    November 21, 2022 at 7:47 am
    What I noticed the difference between Lamar and Fields, Lamar never complains about all the running he does wearing him out. Fields on the other hand has been complaining a lot lately that the running is wearing him down.
    ____________

    Fields has not said a word about running wearing him down. Please stop spreading disinformation.

  19. dales says:
    November 21, 2022 at 11:10 am
    True pocket passers:

    56 Super Bowl rings and counting

    Run 1st QBs

    0 Super Bowl rings

    GET IT?
    _____________

    Steve Young – Super Bowl champion and MVP. Get it?

  20. He averaged just 47 rush attempts per season, that ISN’T a run 1st QB!

    Jackson, Fields and a few others will have that many in 4-5 games!

  21. “QBs should play in the pocket!”
    – 2008 Tom Brady

    Last series was awful, but not worse than the defense.

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