Bears 'gathering the facts' on Justin Fields' rib injury ahead of Lions game
Chicago Bears quarterback Justin Fields. Charles LeClaire-USA TODAY Sports

Bears 'gathering the facts' on Justin Fields' rib injury ahead of Lions game

Chicago Bears rookie quarterback Justin Fields went down early in the third quarter of what became Sunday's 16-13 loss to the Baltimore Ravens with a rib injury

NFL Network's Ian Rapoport (Kevin Patra) reported X-rays on Fields' ribs were negative, and Chicago head coach Matt Nagy told reporters Monday the team is "still gathering the facts" regarding the first-year pro's status for the Thanksgiving afternoon game at the winless Detroit Lions. 

Dalton completed 11-of-23 passes for 201 yards and a pair of touchdown throws against Baltimore, including a score late in the contest that put the Bears up before they surrendered a game-losing rushing touchdown in the final 30 seconds of play. 

Chicago was once 3-2 but has since dropped five straight to fall to 3-7 and, thus, has little reason to rush a 22-year-old hoped to be the franchise's future back into action on a short week.

In short, logic suggests Dalton will be in the lineup for the Bears in Detroit. 

Zac Wassink is a football and futbol aficionado who is a PFWA member and is probably yelling about Tottenham Hotspur at the moment. Erik Lamela and Eli Manning apologist. Chanted for Matt Harvey to start the ninth inning of Game 5 of the 2015 World Series at Citi Field. Whoops. You can find him on Twitter at @ZacWassink

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