The Chicago Bears have just announced that Quarterback Jay Cutler who went down with an injury in the second quarter of Sunday’s game verses the Washington Redskins has been diagnosed with a muscle tear in his groin.
He will be out at least 4 weeks.
Cutler will miss games against the Green Bay Packers (Nov. 4), the Detroit Lions (Nov. 10), and the defending Super Bowl Champions Baltimore Ravens (Nov. 17) and could be back to play against the St. Louis Rams (Nov. 24).
As a guy that deals with muscle strains, tears, etc on a regular basis, I will tell you that muscle tears are finicky and no two are alike. Depending on the severity of the tear and how quickly Cutler heals; it may actually take a bit longer than 4 weeks, he might be out until mid to late December; that is complete worst case scenario though.
Four weeks might be just right for this injury. Cutler might surprise everyone and be back in four weeks.
Head Coach Marc Trestman stated in his press conference that Cutler’s injury is at least four weeks and then he will be week to week.
Cutler was on pace to have a career year before his injury. He is 146/225 for 1,658 yards with 12TDs and 7INTs. His passer rating is 91.7 (his best came in 2007 when it was 88.1) and his ESPN quarterback rating or QBR is 66.3 (50.0 is considered to be average). Cutler is currently 8th in the NFL with his rating.