Bears quarterback Justin Fields may be returning to the field earlier than the timeline speculations after dislocating his thumb in the Bear’s 19-13 loss to the Vikings.
Ahead of Week 7 action on Sunday, Glazer said the Bears’ quarterback likely avoided a major injury in last week’s contest.
“A lot of times when you dislocate a thumb, it pops out but then bones can break ligaments and tendons, that’s not what happens,” Glazer said, per the broadcast.
“Pop out and pop back in… it’s just a matter of getting strength back, could be [Justin Fields] just missing this week and maybe next week.”
The Bears (1-5) face the Raiders on Sunday and go on the road to face the Chargers on Oct. 29.
During the third quarter of Bear’s loss to the Vikings, Fields was sacked from behind by Vikings outside linebacker Danielle Hunter. It seems Hunter landed on Field’s right hand.
Bagent, who came in as backup, completed 21 of 29 passes for 162 yards and a touchdown, he ran the ball three times for 24 yards, and he led two early touchdown drives that gave the Bears a 14-0 lead that they never looked back from in their 30-12 win over the Raiders.
This season, Fields has thrown for 1,201 yards, 11 touchdowns, and six interceptions while rushing for 237 yards and one touchdown.
He has also been sacked 24 times through six weeks of the NFL season.
“Justin is our starting quarterback. Tyson’s the backup, he came in and did a nice job,” Bears head coach Matt Eberflus said. “We don’t know where Justin is, we’ll see where he is, if it’s a week-to-week thing, we’ll assess it more tomorrow.”