Midway through the third quarter, Chicago Bears quarterback Justin Fields fell awkwardly after a sack, and he left the field with a grimace. He went into the blue tent to get examined, and then he exited to the locker room.
Here’s the play.
Justin Fields play were got injured. Players attempted to help him up and he released the grip. Walking off field seems to be favoring arm/wrist.pic.twitter.com/NiDrNqNLDp— ✶Ⓜ️ ▶️ ✶ (@_MarcusD3_) October 15, 2023
The Bears have announced that Fields is questionable to return to the game with a right hand injury.
UPDATE: The Bears have ruled Fields out of the game.
UPDATE 2: X-rays on the thumb were negative.
#Bears head coach Matt Eberflus said the x-ray on Justin Fields' right hand was negative and he'll get an MRI tomorrow. Said he couldn't grip the ball.— Lester A. Wiltfong Jr. (@wiltfongjr) October 15, 2023
No update on Nate Davis' ankle, and Eddie Jackson (foot) was available to play in an emergency situation.
UPDATE 3: Some details on the injury.
Per source, the Justin Fields hand injury is specifically to his thumb. He could not grip the ball well enough to return. His status for next Sunday is TBD.— ProFootballTalk (@ProFootballTalk) October 15, 2023
UPDATE 4: More details...
Breaking: Bears QB Justin Fields dislocated his thumb today, popped it back in and he tried to play but was unable to grip ball. X-rays were negative but because of dislocation will need MRI tomorrow to find out full severity of damage @NFLonFOX— Jay Glazer (@JayGlazer) October 15, 2023
Backup quarterback Tyson Bagent entered the game. Nathan Peterman is the designated emergency quarterback.
In other Bears injury news, right guard Nate Davis is ruled out with an ankle injury, and safety Eddie Jackson is questionable with a foot injury.
Nate Davis was in a boot after the game.
We’ll have more news on Windy City Gridiron as it comes in.