Chicago Bears starting quarterback Jay Cutler was knocked out of Sunday’s game with a neck injury, but the Bears injury report found another problem: a mild knee sprain that Cutler likely suffered during the same game.
The Bears have listed the injury as a mild MCL sprain, and Cutler says he feels fine and will play on Sunday when the Chicago Bears take on the Green Bay Packers at Soldier Field.
When asked on ESPN 1000 what hurt the most, Cutler responded:
“It’s a lot of things at this point … I don’t know if I’m getting old or what’s happening, but it’s getting harder and harder.”
While he may be injured, Bears coach Lovie Smith said he believed mobility for his star QB would not be a problem. When asked if there was mobility problems, Lovie responded:
“No, none at all. He practiced today without any trouble at all. After a hard fought game like that on the turf you sometimes have some bumps that last a little bit longer. He should be fine.”
With Cutler banged up, he will be hoping the Bears offensive line does a better job protecting him this time around. During the Bears September 13 match against the Packers, Cutler was sacked seven times in a 23-10 loss.
The Chicago Bears have lost four of their last five matches, and a win by Green Bay would allow them to clinch the NFC North.
The Bears are one win behind Green Bay and could grab their division title if they defeat Green Bay and then win the following week followed by a Green Bay loss.