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Bear down: QB Justin Fields doubtful for Thursday

Oct 15, 2023; Chicago, Illinois, USA;  Chicago Bears quarterback Justin Fields (1) warms up before a game against the Minnesota Vikings at Soldier Field. Mandatory Credit: Jamie Sabau-USA TODAY Sports
Credit: Jamie Sabau-USA TODAY Sports

Rookie quarterback Tyson Bagent was prepared to start his fourth consecutive game with the Bears listing Justin Fields as doubtful after he was limited in practice this week.

Fields returned to practice on a limited basis on Friday but continues to be less than full strength dealing with an injured right thumb.

He was officially dubbed doubtful to return for Thursday night’s home game against the Carolina Panthers (1-7).

The Bears (2-7) are still calling Fields “week to week,” the same assessment given from the team since he was injured in the Oct. 15 loss to the Minnesota Vikings.

Bagent relieved Fields in that game and his comeback attempt came up short with a game-ending interception. Bagent is 1-2 as a starter.

He posted his first career game with two touchdown passes in a 24-17 loss at New Orleans last week.

–Field Level Media