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Bears rookie QB Justin Fields still hurting, will start at Packers

Field Level Media
09 Dec 2021, 04:55 GMT+10

Bears rookie quarterback Justin Fields received medical clearance and will start Sunday night when Chicago visits the Green Bay Packers.

Head coach Matt Nagy said Wednesday that the Bears have no physical limitations on Fields.

Fields has been sidelined with rib fractures sustained in the Bears' 16-13 loss to the Baltimore Ravens on Nov. 21.

Fields is medically cleared but the ribs aren't 100 percent healed. Fields said he will be cautious about taking hits.

"There's pain there, but it's not unbearable," Fields said Wednesday.

Andy Dalton started the last two games for the Bears (4-8), who have dropped five of their last six contests heading into Sunday's road game versus the Packers (9-3).

Fields, 22, has thrown for 1,361 yards with four touchdowns and eight interceptions in 10 games (eight starts) this season since being selected with the 11th overall pick of the 2021 NFL Draft. He also has rushed for 311 yards and two scores.

--Field Level Media

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