Chicago Bears quarterback Andy Dalton suffered a knee damage in opposition to the Cincinnati Bengals on Sunday and was listed as uncertain to return.
The veteran tweaked his knee on a 14-yard scramble within the first half of Sunday’s contest. He returned for the following sequence however limped to the locker room earlier than being changed by rookie Justin Fields.
Dalton accomplished 9-of-10 passes for 56 yards and a landing earlier than exiting. He additionally had two carries for 25 yards.
Bears head coach Matt Nagy named Dalton the beginning quarterback earlier this summer season and determined to roll with him regardless of Fields having a formidable preseason.
Nonetheless, NFL Network’s Ian Rapoport reported Sunday that the Bears are “head over heels in love” with Fields. That report additionally acknowledged the Ohio St. product was in for extra snaps in opposition to the Bengals.
If Dalton misses an prolonged time period, Fields must benefit from his alternative as Chicago’s starter if he desires to maintain the job for the rest of the season.