Justin Fields Dislocates Left Shoulder; Some Reports Disagree
It was revealed Monday that Bears quarterback Justin Fields dislocated his left (non-throwing) shoulder in Sunday’s loss against the Falcons. Head coach Matt Eberflus said Fields, who was in obvious pain late in the game, is considered day-to-day and his status for the game against the Jets is unclear.
#Bears QB Justin Fields suffered a left shoulder dislocation, sources say, a painful injury he somehow played through on Sunday. Coach Matt Eberflus described Fields as “day-to-day.” His status for this Sunday is still to be determined.
— Ian Rapoport (@RapSheet) November 21, 2022
The Ohio State alum was having the best stretch of his young career the last month. Running and throwing for a combined 15 touchdowns over his last five games. His development has been one of the only bright spots in a difficult rebuilding season for Chicago.
Despite the day-to-day diagnosis, the Bears should consider sitting Fields for the rest of the season. The offensive line is an absolute mess and offers very little protection. The last thing you need for an injured quarterback is to continue to get punishing hits.
Obviously, Bears Insider will continue to update Justin Fields’ status throughout the week.
Update: ESPN reporter Adam Schefter is now claiming that Justin Fields injury is not a dislocated shoulder.
@AdamSchefter also reporting on @ESPNNFL that QB Justin Fields’ injury is NOT a dislocated shoulder. #Bears
— Aaron Leming (@AaronLemingNFL) November 22, 2022
Both Schefter and Ian Rapoport usually have inside information from team sources. So it’s unclear why they are disagreeing in their reporting.