(670 The Score) Bears quarterback Justin Fields is questionable to play against the Jets on Sunday, the team said Friday.
Fields suffered a separated left shoulder during the Bears’ 27-24 loss to the Falcons last Sunday in Atlanta. He practiced in a limited fashion this week, though he admitted he still has lingering pain in his left shoulder.
For his part, Fields hopes to play Sunday but also recognizes the potential risk.
"I’m not going to sacrifice playing in this game for me risking that I might not be able to play later in games," Fields said Wednesday. "I’m not going to have to sacrifice playing in this game and now I get hurt and I have to sit out two or three more weeks after that.
"I'm just seeing how my body feels, listening to my body and making sure I’m not forcing anything and stuff like that. Just seeing how it goes."
The 23-year-old Fields has completed 59.6% of his passes for 1,642 yards, 13 touchdowns and eight interceptions this season while adding 122 carries for 834 yards and seven touchdowns on the ground.
If Fields is unable to play, the Bears will turn to backup Trevor Siemian as their starting quarterback against the Jets.
Siemian, 31, is playing his eighth NFL season after signing a two-year deal with the Bears in March. He has played in 34 career games and started 29, completing 58.9% of his passes for 6,848 yards, 41 touchdowns and 27 interceptions. Siemian’s career includes one game played with the Jets in 2019, one in which he suffered a season-ending ankle injury.
The Bears on Friday ruled out cornerback Kyler Gordon, safety Jaquan Brisker and linebacker Sterling Weatherford, who are each in the concussion protocol.
The Bears (3-8) and Jets (6-4) kick off at noon CT on Sunday from MetLife Stadium.
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