'The pain right now is pretty bad' - Bears QB Fields dealing with injury to non-throwing shoulder
Chicago Bears quarterback Justin Fields is feeling the effects of Sunday's 27-24 loss to the Atlanta Falcons, telling reporters he hurt his left shoulder late in the contest.
Fields has broken out over the past couple of months, establishing himself as the Bears' quarterback of the future, but it is yet to translate to wins.
After only throwing a touchdown pass in one of Chicago's first four games, Fields has now thrown a touchdown pass in each of their past seven fixtures, going 1-6 in that stretch.
It is hardly Fields' fault, with the defense conceding an average of 35.5 points per game across their past four outings, while Fields has also broken the record for rushing yards from a quarterback in a single regular season game (178) and the record for most over a two-game span (325).
Justin Fields scrambled 33.2 yards before finding Equanimeous St. Brown for a first down, the most scramble yards on a 3rd down conversion this season.— Next Gen Stats (@NextGenStats) November 20, 2022
Fields' time to throw of 10.98 seconds is the longest on a 3rd down conversion over the last six seasons.#CHIvsATL | #DaBears pic.twitter.com/t07E7A10gh
Attempting to come back from a late deficit against the Falcons, Fields told reporters he believes he landed on it awkwardly, forcing him to finish the game in pain.
"I don't know what happened, to be honest with you," he said. "I just landed on it, I think.
"I was hurting, but it was the last drive of the game. I tried to be there for my teammates and fight through the pain.
"The pain right now is pretty bad. I'll just take it day by day and see how it feels later in the week."
Bears head coach Matt Eberflus added they are expecting an update mid-week.
"We will have an update on Wednesday," he said. "We don't know what exactly it is, that's why we are going to take a look at it."