The latest injury status of Justin Fields (Updated: Jan. 08)

Justin Skyler Fields (born March 5, 1999) is an American football quarterback for the Chicago Bears of the National Football League (NFL). Following a stint with Georgia, he played college football at Ohio State, where he twice won Graham–George Offensive Player of the Year and appeared in the 2021 College Football Playoff National Championship. Fields was selected by the Bears in the first round of the 2021 NFL Draft, with whom he set the single-game regular season record for quarterback rushing yards.

What is Justin Field’s current injury status?

What is Justin Field's current injury status?
(Source: Wikipedia)

Injury: Hip

Injury Status: Out for Week 18 vs. Minnesota

UPDATE (JAN. 05): Fields has been ruled out of Sunday’s season finale against the Vikings due to a hip strain.

UPDATE (DEC. 18): Fields (illness) participated fully in Thursday’s practice.

UPDATE 3: Fields completed 20 of 25 passes for 254 yards and two interceptions in the Packers’ 28-19 loss on Sunday. He also had six rushing attempts for 71 yards and a touchdown.

UPDATE 2: Fields (shoulder) is listed as questionable for Sunday’s game against the Jets, with coach Matt Eberflus telling Larry Mayer of the Bears’ official website on Friday, “we’ve got 48 hours to assess that.”

UPDATE: Fields (shoulder) missed practice on Thursday.

Fields clarified the nature of his left, non-throwing arm injury on Wednesday, calling it a separated shoulder with partially torn ligaments.

So far, he’s had a rep limit this week, with only one more opportunity to log a full practice on Friday.

Fields also told the Chicago Tribune’s Colleen Kane that he plans to play in Week 12 if he believes he can protect the injured shoulder.

Having said that, if Fields is designated as questionable for Sunday’s game against the Jets, his status won’t be known until 90 minutes before kickoff at 1:00 p.m. ET.

If Fields is ruled unable to play, Trevor Siemian will take over at quarterback for the Bears.

Fields enters his second NFL season as the clear starter in Chicago, according to ESPN Fantasy.

The 2021 first-round pick was about as bad as it gets in fantasy baseball right out of the gate, finishing with single digits in six of his first seven appearances.

After that, the light seemed to go on, as he finished as a top-12 fantasy QB in each of his final four full games.

Despite playing in only 12 games, Fields finished the season fifth among quarterbacks in rushing yards.

He had a lot of fantasy appeal because of his rushing, but he was also a good passer, leading the league with a 9.8 average depth of throw.

The supporting cast for the dual-threat quarterback is very weak, but his legs make him a breakout candidate worth considering in the late rounds.

Read more: Fantasy Injury Report Week 12: Clyde Edwards-Helaire, Chase Edmonds, Jaylen Warren and Rondale Moore

About Justin Field

No. 1 – Chicago Bears
Position: Quarterback
Personal information
Born: March 5, 1999 (age 23)
Kennesaw, Georgia
Height: 6 ft 3 in (1.91 m)
Weight: 227 lb (103 kg)
Career information
High school: Harrison (Kennesaw)
College:
  • Georgia (2018)
  • Ohio State (2019–2020)
NFL Draft: 2021 / Round: 1 / Pick: 11
Career history
Roster status: Active
Career highlights and awards
  • Chicago Tribune Silver Football (2020)
  • 2× Graham–George Offensive Player of the Year (2019, 2020)
  • 2× Griese–Brees Quarterback of the Year (2019, 2020)
  • Second-team All–American (2019)
  • 2× First-team All-Big Ten (2019, 2020)
  • NFC Offensive Player of the Week (Week 9, 2022)
  • FedEx Ground NFL Player of the Week (Week 10, 2022)
NFL records
  • Most rushing yards by a quarterback in a regular season game: 178 (2022)