Bears QB Justin Fields speaks out on hand injury at end of 9-sack game vs. Browns
Head coach Matt Nagy confirmed that Fields “dinged up his hand” at the end of the 26-6 loss to the Browns. However, the rookie QB later clarified that fans don’t have anything to worry about since his throwing hand is “good.”
Justin Fields was asked if his hand was okay. "Yeah, it's good." Was talking about his throwing had. #Bears
— Zack Pearson (@Zack_Pearson) September 26, 2021
While Justin Fields said his injury is not an issue, though, fans have several reasons to be concerned if it won’t be a long-term problem. After all, the Bears signal-caller was sacked nine times by the Browns in what was undoubtedly a rough first-time start for him.
Against the Browns’ heavy defense, Fields was only able to complete six of his 20 passes for 68 yards. He was also not able to throw for any touchdown as the Bears struggled to get anything going on the offensive end.
Fields took over the starting duties from the injured Andy Dalton, who is nursing a bone bruise on his left knee. According to Adam Schefter of ESPN, the veteran QB could be out for a couple of more weeks depending on his recovery from the injury. However, if the Bears fail to protect Fields more, they might have to rush Dalton from returning.
Hopefully, though, that won’t be the case and Fields will be able to show everyone what made him one of the top QBs in his 2021 Draft Class.