“It didn’t really hurt, to be honest with you,” Fields said at his post game presser. “I think the one thing that hurt was my helmet coming off and hitting me in the eye. But the actual hit, it wasn’t that crazy.” Fields had to have a small cut closed up, but that’s the only injury he suffered after getting blasted by Bills linebacker Andre Smith.
Chicago’s rookie QB even took to Instagram to let everyone know he’s fine.
Justin Fields has a message, our boy is fine pic.twitter.com/egMvhN8SmE— 79th & Halas Podcast (@79thAndHalas) August 21, 2021
Smith was penalized on the hit for unnecessary roughness, and there may be a fine in his future, but he did Tweet out his apology.
I’m sorry Bears fans ion want no smoke— Andre The Giant ⚡️ (@AndreSmith_9) August 21, 2021
And in case you missed the hit, here it is.
Fields was spotted walking gingerly in the game after taking another big hit, but he said he’s fine. He also said that the groin issue he was dealing with earlier this week at practice wasn’t an issue in the game either.
So no worries, everything is all good for Chicago’s rookie.