Ugh: Justin Fields Receiving Post-Game Medical Attention For His Non-Throwing Shoulder (UPDATES)

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Ugh: Justin Fields Receiving Post-Game Medical Attention For His Non-Throwing Shoulder (UPDATES)

Chicago Bears

Yes, the Chicago Bears secured another Tank Win while falling to the Atlanta Falcons on Sunday.

But at what cost?

Quarterback Justin Fields was sacked four times by a Falcons defensive front that is regarded as one of the NFL’s worst. They also added five quarterback hits. And getting another heavy work load on the ground with 18 carries, there were at least a dozen more hits we could count toward the body blows.

No wonder Fields is receiving extra medical attention immediately after the game:

Left shoulder. Medical cart. X-Rays. YUCK!

This is discouraging as heck.

As was pointed out above, Fields looked to be struggling with his non-throwing shoulder. And during the game, the Bears medical staff appeared to be working on Fields’ hamstrings during a handful of occasions in which the FOX broadcast team had cameras on the sideline while Chicago’s defense was on the field. None of this is good news for the Bears, who are operating functionally as an offense solely due to Fields’ excellence. QB1 is keeping this thing afloat, so the Bears can’t afford to lose him for any extended period of time.

With that in mind, we’ll be monitoring this situation.

UPDATE (3:39 PM CT) — Head Coach Matt Eberflus had little immediately to share regarding Fields’ injury:

That wait until Wednesday is going to be painful.

UPDATE (4:05 PM CT): At least we didn’t have to wait until Wednesday:

I’ll take it as a positive sign that Fields met with the media after the game. That’s not usually something injured quarterbacks do these days. The Bears’ medical staff probably needs to do some extensive work on Fields before giving him a green light to play next Sunday against the Jets. But we’ll cross that bridge when we get to it.

Author: Luis Medina

Luis Medina is a Writer at Bleacher Nation, and you can find him on Twitter at@lcm1986.