Sport Bears GM revealed the latest on Justin Fields’ injury
Lions fall to Bears on final play of Thanksgiving game, remain NFL's only winless team
Lions coach Dan Campbell's management at the end of the game will be under scrutiny, as will his offensive play-calling.Cairo Santos made the game-winning 28-yard field goal as time expired Thursday to give the Chicago Bears a 16-14 win over the Lions at Ford Field.
The ongoing improvement from rookie quarterback Justin Fields has been one of the few bright spots for the Chicago Bears so far this season.
Unfortunately for Fields, Chicago, and neutral fans hoping for a fun Thanksgiving Bears-Lions game today, Fields is missing the game with an injury suffered against the Baltimore Ravens on Sunday. Considering how pretty much the only thing the Bears are playing for this year (well,) is the young passer’s development, the prospect of missing weeks was a pretty daunting one for everyone with a Bears rooting interest.
NFL Insider Has Major Update On Justin Field’s Status For Thursday’s Game
There was optimism Justin Fields would be able to play on Thanksgiving day when the Chicago Bears battle the Detroit Lions. However, it doesn’t sound like he’ll be able to recover from an injury in time. Fields left in the third quarter of the Bears-Ravens game on Sunday with a rib injury. Andy Dalton took […] The post NFL Insider Has Major Update On Justin Field’s Status For Thursday’s Game appeared first on The Spun.
Those people can rest a bit easier, though, thanks to some news that embattled Bears GM Ryan Pace delivered today ahead of their game in Detroit.
On theBears pregame show, Ryan Pace said of the ribs injury for Justin Fields: "I think at the end we're really fortunate that it's nothing long-term; it's definitely not an IR thing. It's more of a day-to-day thing."
— Chris Emma (@CEmma670)
In addition to Pace’s revelation, Fox Sports insider Jay Glazer reported that Fields is in line to return as soon as next week:
Jay Glazer reporting that the expectation is that QB Justin Fields will play against the Cardinals next weekend.
— Aaron Leming (@AaronLemingNFL)
All of this is certainly great news for Fields himself, and for Bears fans and players hoping for a watchable finish to the season. Though many might indeed be hoping that the team plays poorly enough to force ownership to fire Pace and Nagy, an outcome for which Chicago fans would be very thankful.
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