Report: Justin Fields dislocated his left shoulder

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Bears quarterback Justin Fields dislocated his left shoulder in Sunday’s game, Ian Rapoport of NFL Media reports.

Fields’ status for this week is uncertain.

Bears coach Matt Eberflus called Fields “day to day” during his Monday news conference.

“We’ll see where he is on Wednesday,” Eberflus said. “So, we’ve got time. We’ll see where it is and go from there.”

Eberflus, though, also didn’t rule out Fields’ injury being season ending.

Fields played every offensive snap in Chicago’s 27-24 loss to Atlanta on Sunday. He completed 14-of-21 passes for 153 yards with a touchdown and an interception and added 85 yards on 18 carries with a touchdown.

Fields injured his non-throwing shoulder on the final series of the game.

Trevor Siemain is the backup to Fields.

UPDATE 8:52 p.m. ET: A source with knowledge of the situation insists that Fields did not suffer a dislocation of the shoulder.

20 responses to “Report: Justin Fields dislocated his left shoulder

  1. Depending on the severity of the separation he should be fine in a week or two. Chicago should get him all the reps they can in the passing game before the end of he season.

  2. Fields makes me cheer for a Chicago team which is big cause I love Chicago fan misery. Hope he doesn’t miss too much time.

  3. Tough injury, gained a lot of respect for him as a Falcons fan yesterday he’s going to be a good one but the Bears need to protect him

  4. I don’t understand all the calls to shut Fields down for the year.
    This kid still has a long way to go as far as developing into a competent NFL quarterback.
    As it stands now, the Bears are basically running a wildcat offense, which is completely unsustainable.
    It’s something we all saw with our own eyes last Sunday.

  5. Dude seems like a quiet assassin. He doesn’t say much but just seems to improve every week. Still not where his passing needs to be but hopefully he could learn. All off-season it was how they had the worst talent but they’ve won a few and always seem to be in the others. Way to go Eberflus.

  6. Viking Fan Blames Officials…..Everybody Drink says:
    November 21, 2022 at 9:11 pm
    I don’t understand all the calls to shut Fields down for the year.
    This kid still has a long way to go as far as developing into a competent NFL quarterback.
    As it stands now, the Bears are basically running a wildcat offense, which is completely unsustainable.
    It’s something we all saw with our own eyes last Sunday.

    Agreed, it’s not sustainable and apparently the Bears staff, especially Getsy, don’t quite seem to understand that. They should have scaled back the designed runs for him a couple of weeks ago, it doesn’t take NFL teams long to see what you’re doing and this isn’t complicated. Teams knew what they were doing with Fields after watching the Dallas game. I’m calling for it so that hopefully they’ll rebuild the O-line well enough to give him a chance to finish developing because yes, he does have a ways to go. I don’t want him to become skittish because of the pounding he has already taken when he tries to stand in the pocket and throw. They should sit him for at least a couple of weeks, get to the bye and then maybe bring him back to finish out the year.

  7. It’s time to sit this kid down and let him get well. He should sit at least to the Bye week. Maybe now will see just how good Getsy’s play calling really is. The other teams in the league are justifiably wanting to kill Justin. They know how dangerous he is running. Justin needs help to survive.

  8. He is learning and he needs an O line and another running back and some receivers, all available next draft with 11 picks and 100 mil under cap. Gonna be a way better team next year

  9. Fields somehow has Chicago scoring more offensive points than MVPs Brady, Rodgers, Super Bowl winners Stafford, Wilson, and All Pros Justin Herbert & Kyler Murray, plus 1st place team QBs Cousins Garapollo, etc. ALL their teams have scored LESS offensive points than the Chicago Bears(!) The Bears OL is SOO bad practically every play is a bull rush; there’s NO time without Fields IMMEDIATELY faking juking & ducking just to have ANY play at all–most all NFL QBs would be buried immediately. Plus, Chicago has NO elite RBs & its WRs would barely make top NFL lineups, much less starting #1 WR’s. And the Defense is awful. Yet somehow here are current NFL TEAMS/total points scored for Aaron Rodgers..202; Tom Brady..183; JustIn Herbert..227; Russell Wilson..147; Matthew Stafford..168; 49ers/Garoppolo..236; Vikings/Cousins..229; Titans/Tannahill..193 — the MOST POINTS SCORED is the Chicago Bears..241! *
    That. Is. Amazing.

  10. Viking Fan Blames Officials…..Everybody Drink says:
    November 21, 2022 at 9:11 pm
    I don’t understand all the calls to shut Fields down for the year.
    This kid still has a long way to go as far as developing into a competent NFL quarterback.
    As it stands now, the Bears are basically running a wildcat offense, which is completely unsustainable.
    It’s something we all saw with our own eyes last Sunday.
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    It’s the Cam Newton or Lamar Jackson curse. You let the QB use their athleticism to make plays to the detriment of the development of their passing. When that QB gets hurt, then your entire offense needs to change – unless you have a backup who can do the exact same thing.

    Fields has arm talent and at times at OSU he was very accurate, but not always. Him having a left shoulder injury also won’t help his throwing motion, nor will it help his ability to take hits when he runs.

    QBs who use their feet need to view Russel Wilson’s career. He’s lasted because he’s avoided taking unnecessary hits. Josh Allen needs to understand this, too. He’ll only help his team if he’s on the field.

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