Dalton will remain starter if healthy, reportedly has bone bruise in knee

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An MRI revealed Chicago Bears quarterback Andy Dalton suffered a bone bruise in his knee during Sunday's win over the Cincinnati Bengals, sources told NFL Network's Ian Rapoport.

Dalton's status for the Week 3 contest against the Cleveland Browns is reportedly unclear.

The Bears said Monday that Dalton will remain the starter over rookie Justin Fields if healthy, according to ESPN's Jeff Dickerson.

Earlier Monday, head coach Matt Nagy declined multiple times to say whether Dalton would stay in the lineup, offering "scheme" as the reason for not revealing the information. A Bears official later told the media the veteran will remain the starter if he's able to play, adding that Nagy misunderstood the question.

Dalton left Sunday's matchup after scrambling and landing awkwardly on Chicago's sideline. He briefly returned to the game but headed to the locker room before halftime.

Nagy said postgame that the team was confident the 33-year-old Dalton hadn't suffered a torn ACL, but the Bears were still determining the extent of the injury.

Fields, the No. 11 pick in the draft, completed 6 of 13 passes for 60 yards and an interception while adding 31 yards on the ground.

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