Justin Fields, the Chicago Bears’ star quarterback, a 24-year-old standout, has displayed impressive statistics in his third season, amassing 1,201 passing yards and delivering 11 touchdowns, albeit accompanied by six interceptions, throughout six starts.
Justin Fields will be absent from Thursday night’s matchup against the Carolina Panthers due to a dislocated right thumb sustained in a Week 6 contest against the Minnesota Vikings
In Justin Fields’ absence, Tyson Bagent, an undrafted rookie hailing from Division II Shepherd University in West Virginia, is set to make his fourth consecutive start for the Bears. Justin Fields’s injury leaves the team with some challenging circumstances to navigate.
The Bears‘ inactive list for the game against Carolina includes wide receiver Velus Jones Jr., linebacker Tremaine Edmunds, offensive lineman Nate Davis, defensive back Terell Smith, defensive lineman Dominique Robinson, and fullback Khari Blasingame. Edmunds is grappling with a knee injury, Blasingame is sidelined due to a concussion, and Davis is out with an ankle injury.
The Carolina Panthers are facing their own set of challenges, missing outside linebacker Brian Burns and cornerback C.J. Henderson due to concussions
In addition, injuries have sidelined wide receivers D.J. Chark (elbow) and Laviska Shenault Jr. (ankle), while tight end Stephen Sullivan is inactive due to a shoulder injury. The absence of key players on both teams promises an intriguing showdown on the gridiron tonight.