UPDATE: Jay Cutler has been ruled out for the rest of the game with a groin injury. Contrary to some Twitter reports, he was not taken to the hospital.
Bad news Bears fans. Jay Cutler exited the Bears game vs Washington Redskins midway through the second quarter with what appears to be a leg or hip injury. As Cutler dropped back to pass, he was wrapped up and spun to the ground by Redskins defensive lineman Chris Baker. It didn’t appear to be one of those scary knee injuries, but as Cutler went down, you could see him reaching down around his hamstring or hip area.
Cutler stayed down on the turf for a while before limping off the field under his own power. He headed for the locker room, limping badly. Fox sideline reporter Tony Siragusa reported that Cutler limped to the tunnel under his own power, but as soon as he made it to the tunnel, he had a golf cart pick him up to take him the rest of the way. It’s been reported that
Sunday’s start at Washington was Cutler’s 100th of his career. Josh McCown serves as the Bears backup quarterback, and they don’t have a third stringer on their roster. If McCown goes down, second string running back Michael Bush could be pressed into action as the emergency quarterback.
The Bears head to their bye after the Redskins game and next face the Green Bay Packers on Monday Night Football on November 4th. They may need that break to get a new quarterback ready for action.