Tending to tiny fractures in ribs
Fields, who is ruled out for the Bears' Thanksgiving Day matchup with the Lions, was diagnosed with a few cracked ribs after he recently underwent an MRI, Ian Rapoport of NFL Network reports.
Fields exited last Sunday's 16-13 loss to the Ravens early in the third quarter after taking a shot to the ribs, but he was initially believed to be dealing with only painful bruising in that area after an X-ray and CT scans came back clean. The injury was still enough to keep Fields off the practice field the last couple of days and unavailable to play on a short week, but his outlook heading into a Week 13 matchup with the Cardinals on Dec. 5 looks to be murky at the moment. While the MRI didn't detect anything concerning beyond the tiny fractures in Fields' ribs, the Bears could still err on the side of caution with the prized young signal-caller if he's still feeling a good amount of discomfort next week. Andy Dalton will get the starting nod in Fields' stead Thanksgiving Day, while No. 3 quarterback Nick Foles moves into the top backup role this week.
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Fields (ribs) hasn't thrown since sustaining cracked ribs during this past Sunday's loss to the Ravens, Jason Lieser of the Chicago Sun-Times reports.
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Goodwin exited Thursday's game against the Lions with a foot injury.
Goodwin (shoulder) is active for Thursday's game at Detroit.
Robinson (hamstring) is listed as inactive Thursday at Detroit.
Williams (calf) has been ruled out for the Bears' game against the Lions on Thursday.