A source told ESPN’s Adam Schefter that initial examinations did not uncover any broken ribs. The fields will be tested further on Monday.
Fields returned to the locker room early in the third quarter after first being examined in the blue medical tent. It’s unclear which match he was injured in; First-round draft picks are frequently influenced by the Baltimore defense.
Fields was eliminated on his last drive but remained in the game for four more turns.
After the game, coach Matt Nagy said he wasn’t sure if Fields broke his ribs, or whether the injury was caused by a specific hit or by cumulative effects.
“I don’t know,” Nagy said. “I’ll have to find out. We’ll start looking into that later.”
Fields ended the afternoon of November 4 at 79 yards with a humiliating defeat.
Veteran Andy Dalton replace Fields and quickly throw a touchdown pass 60 yards to the wide receiver Darnell Mooney. Dalton lost his starting job for Fields after he injured his knee in Week 2 against Cincinnati Bengals.
He also threw a 49-yard touchdown pass to Marquise Goodwin in the fourth inning and ended the game 11 of 22 with 201 yards.
The Bears (3-7) have a quick spin and play on Thanksgiving Day in Detroit against Lion (0-9-1).
Dalton said he was prepared to start if Fields’ ribs kept him out of action.
“I prepared the same way I’ve been preparing all year,” Dalton said. “So if I start, I’ll be ready to go.”
https://www.espn.com/nfl/story/_/id/32683477/chicago-bears-qb-justin-fields-ruled-injury-ribs Chicago Bears QB Justin Fields out with a rib injury; Initial tests show no problems, according to the source