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Justin Fields suffers shoulder injury in Week 11 vs. Falcons

Justin Fields suffered a shoulder injury in Week 11 of the 2022 NFL season. Here are the latest updates.

Justin Fields #1 of the Chicago Bears runs the ball during the second quarter against the Atlanta Falcons at Mercedes-Benz Stadium on November 20, 2022 in Atlanta, Georgia. Photo by Kevin C. Cox/Getty Images

Post game update: Fields told reporters his shoulder pain is “pretty bad,” but he wasn’t wearing a sling after the game. He will likely have more medical tests.

Post game update: Head coach Matt Eberflus didn’t give any new information on Fields, but did say Fields “got dinged on his left shoulder” and that they’ll “know more Wednesday,” per Mark Grote.

Post game update: The team is taking Fields to get checked out.

The Chicago Bears quarterback Justin Fields never missed a snap in Week 11, but he was in pain throughout the game. Fields was often holding his shoulder, but on their final drive he took a hard hit which appeared to really affect the injury. Instead of shaking hands after the game, he walked back to the locker room in obvious pain.

Fields has been putting up crazy rushing numbers this season, but with that has come plenty of hits. For this game he ran the ball a season high 18 times for 85 yards and a touchdown. For the season that puts him at 122 carries for 834 yards and seven touchdowns. The Bears lost Khalil Herbert to injured reserve and put even more on Fields plate for this week. With this injury, it would be hard to keep throwing him against the defense like that moving forward.