According to Brad Biggs of the Chicago Tribune, Jay Cutler suffered a sprained MCL during last Sunday’s loss to the Minnesota Vikings. The report also says, however, that the injury is not “remotely as serious” as the one Cutler sustained during the NFC Championship game two years ago.
Bears coach Lovie Smith said he fully expects Cutler to practice on Friday and to play on Sunday against the Packers.
Cutler’s health has been an issue all season long for the Bears. Before last weekend, the quarterback had been dealing with concussion problems. Then, during Sunday’s loss to the Vikings, it was a neck problem. And now, it’s a sprained MCL yet again. The Bears will get a small amount of help on the offensive line with Chris Spencer returning from injury, but that’s not enough to keep Cutler off his back against a Clay Matthews-led Packers defense. Sure, Cutler may start Sunday’s game, but with a slew of injuries, albeit minor ones, can he really finish it?
If you ask me, Jason Campbell better start warming up right now.
(Source: Chicago Tribune)