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Justin Fields injury: Matt Nagy confirms QB has cracked ribs

Bears coach Matt Nagy confirmed that quarterback Justin Fields has cracked ribs however will stay the group’s beginning quarterback. 

“When Justin [Fields] is wholesome, he is the starter,” Nagy said. “It is fairly easy.”

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NFL Network’s Ian Rapoport reported the damage Thursday morning, saying it occurred within the Week 11 loss to the Ravens. The preliminary checks reportedly revealed bruised ribs, however he went on to have clear X-rays and CT scans. An MRI reportedly confirmed “small fractures.”

Fields has accomplished 115 of 198 passes for 1,361 yards and 4 touchdowns to eight interceptions in 10 video games (eight begins) this season. 

Andy Dalton began rather than the rookie in opposition to the Lions on Thanksgiving, finishing 24 of 39 passes for 317 yards, one landing and a single interception. The Bears beat Detroit, 16–14, successfully extending the Lions’ winless season and snapping their very own five-game dropping streak. 

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