Chicago Bears QB rewind: After another close loss, Justin Fields’ shoulder injury could clear the stage for backup Trevor Siemian

For those wondering about the official status of Chicago Bears quarterback Justin Fields after he suffered a left shoulder injury in Sunday’s loss to the Atlanta Falcons, coach Matt Eberflus broke out his trusty “we’ll see” stamp Monday.

“Right now, it’s day-to-day,” Eberflus said. “We’ll see where he is on Wednesday. So we’ve got time.”

Is it feasible, Eberflus was asked, that Fields could play Sunday against the New York Jets?

“We’ll see where it goes,” he said. “Day-to-day. We’ll see. Got to evaluate on Wednesday. And then we’ll see where it is from there.”

On the flip side, have the Bears ruled out the possibility that Fields’ injury could be season-ending?

“We have not ruled that out at this point,” Eberflus said. “We’ll see where it is on Wednesday.”

Sorry for the confusion, folks. This is simply part of Eberflus’ coaching DNA and his firmly held belief that concealing injury information gives his team a competitive advantage. So don’t expect many specifics out of Halas Hall on the health of the team’s most important player until a league-mandated injury report is issued after practice Wednesday.

Smart money says Fields may wind up on the shelf for a bit after he landed hard on his left shoulder during a run late in the fourth quarter of the 27-24 loss to the Falcons.

A league source indicated Monday evening that Fields suffered a significant injury to his shoulder that will leave him compromised until further notice. With that in the equation, the last-place Bears would be foolish to rush Fields back into action and could face some difficult decisions in the coming weeks as they weigh his long-term future against his present developmental needs.

The Bears will return to practice Wednesday in Lake Forest, and it’s likely veteran quarterback Trevor Siemian will be taking first-team reps. That …read more

Source:: The Denver Post

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