Justin Fields Set to Make Highly Anticipated Return to the Field
Fields Cleared to Play Against Detroit Lions in Week 11 Clash
After a month-long absence due to a right thumb injury, Justin Fields is ready to make his triumphant return to the field this Sunday. The Chicago Bears quarterback had no injury designation on Friday and is expected to start against the host Detroit Lions in a highly anticipated Week 11 tilt.
Fields’ injury occurred abruptly on October 15th during a game against the Minnesota Vikings, forcing him to miss the past four games. However, the 24-year-old QB has been diligently working towards his comeback, participating in three consecutive full practices this week.
Although Fields admitted on Wednesday that his thumb is not yet at 100 percent, he expressed confidence in its condition and his eagerness to get back on the field. The young quarterback’s determination and resilience have been evident throughout his recovery process.
During the six games he started this season, Fields has showcased his talent and potential, despite the team’s 1-5 record. He has accumulated 1,201 passing yards at an average of 200.2 yards per game, throwing 11 touchdown passes and six interceptions. Additionally, Fields has contributed 237 rushing yards at an average of 39.5 yards per game, along with one rushing touchdown.
In Fields’ absence, undrafted free agent Tyson Bagent admirably stepped in, leading the Bears to a 2-2 record. The team is coming off a hard-fought 16-13 victory over the Carolina Panthers, displaying their resilience and determination even without their star quarterback.
As the Bears (3-7) prepare to face the Lions, Fields aims to hit the ground running upon his return. The highly anticipated matchup is scheduled to kick off at 1 p.m. ET on Sunday, promising an exciting showdown between these division rivals.