In recent weeks, arguably no NFL quarterback has had more on his shoulders than Justin Fields. Ironically, the Bears quarterback suffered a shoulder injury last Sunday, leading head coach Matt Eberflus to call him a daily grind earlier this week. Fields was finally ruled out on Sunday because he was listed as a Bears player. inactive list.
Veteran Trevor Siemian started in place of Fields despite hurting his oblique during pre-match warm-ups. Nathan Peterman will serve as the backup.
NFL media reported Fields suffered a dislocated left shoulder in last Sunday’s loss to the Falcons. On Wednesday, Fields described the separated shoulder as “essentially an injury to the AC joint” to torn ligaments. A medical source told CBS Sports that it would be a “shock” if the QB dressed for Sunday’s game against the Jets if the shoulder was dislocated (which no longer appears to be the case), although he was listed as questionable on Friday. and declared by Eberflus as a game time decision.
Chicago had Fields running the ball in double-digit times per game in four of their last five games heading into Week 11, and he gained 555 yards and five touchdowns on his 62 carries during that span. Fields was busy on the court again last Sunday against the Falcons, running 14 times in the first half alone. He didn’t run as much in the second half, as he was suffering from hamstring cramps.
Late in the game, Fields took off on a designed run to the left side of the formation and was tackled and landed hard on his left shoulder. He stayed in the game, but then the Bears got him transported to the locker room for further evaluation. Fields himself said his shoulder ached and he uncertain how it will affect him in the future.
After Sunday’s game in New York, the Chicago come home to host the Green Bay Packers ahead of their Week 14 break. released lately, even as Chicago struggles to find wins.