Bears News: Eberflus on injury status with Justin Fields

Bears News: Eberflus on injury status with Justin Fields


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Chicago Bears starting quarterback Justin Fields left Sunday's loss to the Vikings with a dislocated thumb.

Bears head coach Matt Eberflus told reporters Monday that Fields' X-rays were negative but there no timetable yet on the injury.

"There's no timetable right now," Eberflus said. "It's really going to come down to grip strength. There's natural swelling that occurs with this injury, so we should know more at the end of the week. Is he going to play this week? Loos to be doubtful right now."

Eberflus is hopeful that the trainers can help Fields get ready to play.

"At the end of the week, we’re gonna figure that out," Eberflus said. "We’re gonna figure that out. Grip strength is — you know, grip the ball, throw the ball, hand the ball off, everything a quarterback does. We’ll know that at the end of the week.”

The MRI is not back yet to get the full scope of the injury.

“Everything’s looking where it is, in terms of good," Eberflus said. "It doesn’t look like it’s a negative thing, but we’ll see where it is. I don’t have all the information yet because it’s not there. We don’t have the information yet.”

The Bears will face off against the Raiders on Sunday.

If rookie quarterback Tyson Bagent starts against the Raiders, he will become the 29th starting quarterback for the Bears since 2000.

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