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Justin Fields Appears to Avoid Serious Hand Injury, Status Doubtful for Week 7

After being unable to finish the game Sunday, the indication is that Fields has avoided major injury and won’t require surgery on his dislocated thumb. The issue for the Bears QB has been identified as grip strength, which he will look to regain through rehab. With Tyson Bagent slated to most likely draw the start for Chicago in Week 7, the entire Bears receiving corps. should be expected to take a hit in Fields’ absence. A rookie under center, though, could mean good things for RB Roschon Johnson from a volume perspective, who could see increased work if Chicago opts not to put the game on Bagent’s shoulders. In what would be his first career start against a tough Steelers defense, expectation should be tempered universally for the Bears passing game.


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