Fields off injury report, on track to return vs. Packers
Chicago Bears quarterback Justin Fields is off the injury report and in line to return for Sunday's game against the Green Bay Packers.
Fields missed Chicago's 31-10 defeat to the New York Jets in Week 12 due to a shoulder injury. The signal-caller was a full participant in practice Thursday and Friday.
The Bears turned to Trevor Siemian in Field's absence last Sunday. Siemian finished with a 75.2 passer rating after throwing for 179 yards with one touchdown and an interception.
Siemian, who managed to play despite sustaining an oblique injury pregame, is set to undergo season-ending surgery, head coach Matt Eberflus said Friday, according to ESPN's Courtney Cronin. Nathan Peterman will serve as the backup quarterback.
Fields demonstrated his ability as a dual-threat quarterback prior to injuring his shoulder in the team's Week 11 loss to the Atlanta Falcons. The 23-year-old threw for six touchdowns to two interceptions and rushed for 410 yards over his last three appearances.
The Bears (3-9) and Packers (4-8) hold the bottom two spots of the NFC North coming into their Week 13 meeting.