As the Chicago Bears prepare for a Thanksgiving clash against the lowly Detroit Lions, they've received some terrible news regarding their rookie quarterback.
Justin Fields was already ruled out for Thursday's game after suffering a rib injury on Sunday against the Baltimore Ravens. Further MRI testing shows that he's actually dealing with cracked ribs, according to the NFL Network's Ian Rapoport.
Justin Fields Injury Update
While the situation is less than ideal, Rapoport added that the fractures are "tiny" and that "Fields should return shortly."
Fields has had success rushing the ball in his rookie season (56 carries, 311 yards, two touchdowns), but it's been the opposite for him in the passing game. He's completed just 58.1% of his attempts in 10 games (eight starts) for 1,361 passing yards and four TDs to eight interceptions.
Meanwhile, Andy Dalton will make his first start since Week 2 in Thursday's matchup with Detroit. He played in relief for Fields last week, finishing the game with 201 passing yards and a pair of touchdowns despite a 47.8% completion rate.
Even with their issues under center, the Bears are projected to snap their five-game skid on Thanksgiving. FanDuel Sportsbook is listing Chicago as the slight 2.5-point favorite over Detroit.
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