Justin Fields Bears

One of the biggest breakout players in the NFL this year has been Chicago Bears quarterback Justin Fields. However, the dual-threat quarterback suffered a major setback on Sunday with a left shoulder injury on the final drive of the Bears’ 27-24 loss to the Atlanta Falcons.

Bears head coach Matt Eberflus gave an update on Fields’ status moving forward, confusing many by saying that Fields is “day-to-day” but also stating that this injury could potentially end the second-year quarterback’s season.

It’s unclear what exactly is Fields’ official injury diagnosis is at this point.

NFL Network’s Ian Rapoport tweeted on Monday that Fields suffered a left shoulder dislocation.

However, a few hours later, ESPN’s Adam Schefter reported on Monday Night Football that Fields’ injury is not a dislocated shoulder.

It’s always hard to decipher who’s right when two respected sources like Rapoport and Schefter have differing reports.

The Bears are 3-8 and are essentially eliminated — FiveThirtyEight gives them a 0.2% chance — from the NFC playoff race already.

However, there are certainly many fantasy football managers that would love for Fields to make a quick recovery.

Fields has been a fantasy football star this season, currently ranked as the fourth-best quarterback in the NFL in fantasy points (and particularly incredible over the last two months).

So, Fields definitely has a left shoulder injury that has his Week 12 status in question, but the specifics and severity of the injury are still unclear.

About Reice Shipley

Reice Shipley is a staff writer for Comeback Media that graduated from Ithaca College with a degree in Sports Media. He previously worked at Barrett Sports Media and is a fan of all things Syracuse sports.