- Dickerson covers the Chicago Bears for ESPN’s NFL Nation. He is the co-host of “Dickerson & Hood” on the ESPN Radio national network, and is heard in Chicago on ESPN 1000.
CHICAGO — Bears rookie quarterback Justin Fields was ruled out in the second half of Sunday’s 16-13 loss to the Baltimore Ravens with an injury to his ribs.
Fields walked back to the locker room early in the third quarter after first being examined in the blue medical tent. It’s unclear on which play Fields suffered the injury; the first-round draft pick was hit often by the Baltimore defense.
Fields took a sack on his final drive but stayed in the game for four more plays.
Fields finished the afternoon 4-of-11 for 79 yards with a lost fumble.
Veteran Andy Dalton replaced Fields and promptly threw a 60-yard touchdown pass to wide receiver Darnell Mooney. Dalton lost the starting job to Fields after he suffered a knee injury in Week 2 against the Cincinnati Bengals.
He also threw a 49-yard touchdown pass to Marquise Goodwin in the fourth quarter and finished the game 11-of-22 passing for 201 yards and the two touchdowns.
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