Bears get major update on Justin Fields ahead of Week 14 vs Packers
Chicago Bears rookie quarterback Justin Fields has been sidelined since Week 11 with a ribs injury. In his stead, Andy Dalton has been under center for the Bears, and the results have been less than ideal. Well, fans hoping for a shakeup at QB will be pleased to know that Fields was cleared to play on Sunday and will resume his role as the team’s starting quarterback, per Ari Meirov.
— Ari Meirov (@MySportsUpdate) December 8, 2021
This is a big boost for the Matt Nagy’s Bears as they head into the rivalry game. In Week 13 against the Arizona Cardinals, Dalton was wildly inaccurate, throwing four interceptions in the game. He will take his rightful place on clipboard duty while Fields gets elevated back into the starting role.
Fields suffered his ribs injury in the third quarter in Week 11 after taking a hit while running with the football against the Baltimore Ravens. He did not return to the game and missed the following two weeks as he recuperated from the knock. Fortunately, he won’t need any more time to recover and Bears fans will get to see the 22-year-old back in action this weekend.
It’s a tough matchup for Fields in his return, as he’ll look to make something happen against a staunch Green Bay Packers defense, one that could also see key players such as Jaire Alexander and Za’Darius Smith make their return from Injured Reserve.
This season, Fields has completed 58.1% of his pass attempts for 1,361 yards, four touchdowns, and eight interceptions. Additionally, the 22-year-old has rushed 56 times for 311 yards and two touchdowns.