Matt Eberflus shares confusing update on Justin Fields' injury

MATT EBERFLUS SHARES CONFUSING UPDATE ON JUSTIN FIELDS' INJURY

NOV 22, 2022  (9H17)      V. CARBONNEAU
While there may be some reason for optimism about Justin Fields‘ injured non-throwing shoulder, the quarterback is not out of the woods.

Fields landed on his left shoulder after Falcons cornerback Dee Alford tackled him on a first-down run with 1:47 to play.

Here is what HC Matt Eberflus had to say about the injury.

«Right now, obviously you guys know the injury report comes out Wednesday. And right now, it's day-to-day,» Eberflus said in his Monday press conference. «We'll see where he is on Wednesday. So, we've got time and we'll see where it is and we'll go from there.»


It wasn't easy for the media present at the interviews to get a clear response from the coach. Indeed, Eberflus was asked in several different ways for a more specific update on Fields but effectively declined to say more than an update will come Wednesday with the injury report.

Eberflus would not say whether the team considers Fields' injury to be season-ending.

«We have not ruled that out at this point,» Eberflus said. «We'll see where it is on Wednesday.»
This is very confusing. While Eberflus said he was "Day-to-Day", he didn't say if Fields' injury was season-ending. This does not make that much sense...

Eberflus seemed to suggest that if Fields does not return this campaign, it will be because the team is protecting him long-term, not because the injury is that severe.

«Certainly, all those things have to be looked at,» Eberflus said, via Courtney Cronin of ESPN. «When you're looking at injury for any player, what are the long-term effects of that and then where is it? Where exactly is it? Is it something that we can play through or is it something that we can have rest? With any player, we take equation into those two things.»


TRENDING NOW 
COLLEGE SPORTS REPORTER SHOOTS HER SHOT AT TOM BRADY, TALKS ABOUT HER MAJOR CRUSH ON QB
COLLEGE SPORTS REPORTER SHOOTS HER SHOT AT TOM BRADY, TALKS ABOUT HER MAJOR CRUSH ON QB
ROBERT SALEH ISSUES WARNING FOR BEARS QB JUSTIN FIELDS
ROBERT SALEH ISSUES WARNING FOR BEARS QB JUSTIN FIELDS
VIDEO: THROWBACK TO WHEN DEVIN HESTER RETURNED TWO KICKS FOR TD TO BEAT JAY CUTLER
VIDEO: THROWBACK TO WHEN DEVIN HESTER RETURNED TWO KICKS FOR A TD TO BEAT JAY CUTLER
WATCH: SALTY OLE MISS FANS THROW TRASH CHAIRS AT CELEBRATING MISSISSIPPI STATE PLAYERS FOLLOWING LOSS
WATCH: SALTY OLE MISS FANS THROW TRASH & CHAIRS AT CELEBRATING MISSISSIPPI STATE PLAYERS FOLLOWING LOSS
TREVOR SIEMIAN READY TO GO
TREVOR SIEMIAN READY TO GO
LA CHARGERS TWITTER ACCOUNT COMPLETELY ROASTED FORMER NFL LINEBACKER WHO CALLED JUSTIN HERBERT SOCIAL MEDIA QUARTERBACK
LA CHARGERS TWITTER ACCOUNT COMPLETELY ROASTED FORMER NFL LINEBACKER WHO CALLED JUSTIN HERBERT A SOCIAL MEDIA QUARTERBACK
TWO KEY BEARS YOUNG PLAYERS BOTH OUT SUNDAY VS. JETS
TWO KEY BEARS' YOUNG PLAYERS BOTH OUT SUNDAY VS. JETS
BEARS RELEASE FINAL INJURY REPORT
BEARS RELEASE FINAL INJURY REPORT
ARTICLES