In the third round of the Bears vs. Ravens on Sunday, Bears defender Justin Fields suffered a major blow and had to leave the field to be evaluated for injury. He was eliminated for the rest of the game.
After Fields was evaluated in the side medical tent, Fields entered the locker room. During this time, reserve midfielder Andy Dalton started the warm-up to join Fields.
CBS’s Tracy Wolfson reported mid-game that Fields was holding onto his ribs as he left the game and that he was heading to the X-ray room for an evaluation. At the time, he had a question of returning to the game.
Dalton hasn’t been in a game since Week 5, when he took part in just one match finish against the Raiders. Fields was officially named the Bears’ starter in Week 3 after a lot of pre-season drama in the Bears organization about who would take the starting spot.
In Dalton’s first return to the field on Sunday, he threw a 60-yard pass to Darnell Mooney to make a touchdown. This is the first encounter for either team of the game.
Fields’ injury is rib-related, but there are currently no details on what his return schedule will look like. The answers will come after his assessment.