Report: Andy Dalton could miss multiple weeks with knee injury


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Dalton has a bone bruise that will take time to heal (Kamil Krzaczynski - USA Today Sports)
Dalton has a bone bruise that will take time to heal (Kamil Krzaczynski - USA Today Sports)

This is interesting news as rookie quarterback Justin Fields will take his first NFL start today.

According to ESPN's Adam Schefter, Chicago Bears veteran quarterback Andy Dalton could miss a few weeks of action because of his knee injury.

"Bears quarterback Andy Dalton, who is out Sunday with a bone bruise on his left knee, could miss an additional week or two depending on how quickly he recovers, league sources told ESPN."

His length of time out of the lineup will be determined on how fast his body heals.

"Dalton has a bone bruise from his femur and tibia colliding, according to a source. Dalton did not suffer damage to any cartilage or ligaments and does not need surgery, but his return will be determined by how quickly the bone bruise heals."

Dalton suffered the injury last Sunday against the Bengals after running out-of-bounds following a scramble play.

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