An MRI scan confirmed that Chicago Bears quarterback Andy Dalton suffered a bone bruise during his second week’s victory over the Cincinnati Bengals.
But when Dalton came out, Fields came in and Bears fans were delighted. His 13-6 pass was 60 yards and the interception was small at the start of the rookie mid-game, but his maneuverability and Allen Robinson’s failure to connect motivated his fan base.
However, it seems that Fields’ future at Soldier Field may be put off again for the foreseeable future. An MRI scan revealed that Andy Dalton’s second week’s mysterious injury was a bruise on his knee bone.
MRI confirmed Andy Dalton suffered a bone bruise in the second week of injury
The reason Dalton first rejoined the game before exacerbating the injury again is that bone bruises are painful but undetectable without MRI or x-rays. Specifically, a bruise on a bone interferes with the internal blood supply of the bone, even if it is not strong enough to fracture the bone. Sideline sports document..
Usually, as a result of a high-impact blow, Dalton could have fallen hard on the sideline, injuring himself and inflicting a bruise.
The tricky aspect of bruising is that recovery times vary widely and can take weeks or months. Dalton may wear braces or use crutches. This is common in bruising the bones of the lower extremities.
The diagnosis confirmed that there were no fractures, but if Dalton heals along the normal recovery timeline, it will take at least a few weeks for the bruise to heal completely.
With the Bears official statement pending, Fields could eventually lead the Chicago Bears in the next few games.
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