4 things we heard from the Chicago Bears, including Justin Fields dislocating his shoulder and what happened on that 2nd-down QB run

Coach Matt Eberflus and Chicago Bears players spoke with reporters Monday at Halas Hall after Sunday’s 27-24 road loss to the Atlanta Falcons.

Here are four things we learned about quarterback Justin Fields and the Bears’ Week 12 game at the New York Jets.

1. Eberflus said Fields is ‘day to day’ with a left shoulder injury.

Fields injured his shoulder when he landed on it hard while going out of bounds on the offense’s final drive against the Falcons. He had tests on it immediately after the game, and a source confirmed to the Tribune on Monday night that he suffered a dislocated shoulder. NFL Network first reported the injury.

Eberflus, who has been evasive with injury details this year, declined to provide much of an update, saying the Bears would reveal more when the injury report comes out Wednesday. He called the injury “day to day” but also declined to rule out the possibility it might be season-ending.

Eberflus acknowledged the Bears have to weigh the long-term effects of Fields playing, given that he takes a lot of hits as a frequent runner and that Fields said he thinks the injury affects his throwing motion a little bit.

“That’s a good point. Certainly, all those things have to be looked at,” Eberflus said. “When you’re looking at an injury for any player, what are the long-term effects of that and then where is it? Is it something that we can play through or is it something that we can have rest?”

If Fields can’t play against the Jets, the Bears would turn to backup Trevor Siemian, who has started 29 games since 2015, including four for the New Orleans Saints last year.

Eberflus said it wouldn’t take much for the Bears to transition to Siemian this week if needed.

“We would just lean on one side of …read more

Source:: The Denver Post

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