The early indications are that Dalton has a bone bruise, which while painful is still good news as it’s not as major an injury.
The veteran quarterback had to exit the game and was replaced by first-round QB Justin Fields. The rookie would replace Dalton if he missed any more time and might not give the job back.
Dalton, 33, is a former second-round pick of the Bengals back in 2011. He was entering the final year of his seven-year, $97.09 million contract, which included $17 million guaranteed when Cincinnati cut him loose.
Dalton stood to make a base salary of $17.5 million in 2020 when the Bengals opted to release him. He later signed a one-year deal with the Cowboys after the draft.
The Bears later signed Dalton to a contract this offseason.
In 2021, Dalton has appeared in two games for the Bears and completed 36-49 passes (73.5 percent) for 262 yards, one touchdown and one interception. He’s also rushed four times for 38 yards.
We will have more news on Dalton as it becomes available.