Andy Dalton to start Bears vs. Cardinals

Fields is not cleared from the medics to play, so Dalton will take over Nagy’s offense.

LAKE FOREST, Ill. – Chicago Bears veteran quarterback Andy Dalton will start in place of rookie Justin Fields (ribs) on Sunday against the Arizona Cardinals, the coach announced Friday. Matt Nagy.

“As for the game, Andy dalton will begin on Sunday, Nick Foles will be the substitute “, reported Nagy After the practice. “Justin is making good progress, but he’s not medically ready yet.”

Fields has not played since injuring his ribs against the Baltimore Ravens on Nov. 21.

Despite a brief change of course last week, Dalton played well in the victory of Chicago over the Detroit Lions at Thanksgiving. Dalton he threw for 317 yards, a touchdown and an interception. He became the first Bears quarterback to throw for more than 300 yards since Foles accomplished the feat last year.

In other injury news, the Los Angeles defensive lineman Bears, Akiem Hicks (groin) has been ruled out, and wide receiver Allen Robinson (hamstring) is in doubt to face Arizona.

Outside linebacker Roquan Smith (hamstring) returned to practice, albeit on a limited basis on Friday and will officially be a last-minute decision, according to Nagy.