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Cutler has neck and knee injuries, but Bears not concerned

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Bears quarterback Jay Cutler was limited in practice today with neck and knee injuries, but the Bears say he’ll be good to go for Sunday’s game against the Packers.

The neck injury was suffered on a hard hit Sunday against the Vikings, a hit that knocked Cutler out of that game. It wasn’t clear which play caused the knee injury, but Bears coach Lovie Smith said he has no concerns about Cutler’s mobility going into the game against the Packers.

“None at all,” Smith said, via Sean Jensen of the Chicago Sun-Times. “Practiced today without any trouble at all. You know, 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.”

In addition to linebacker Brian Urlacher, who has already been ruled out, the Bears held several players out of practice today, including receiver Earl Bennett (concussion), running back Michael Bush (ribs), cornerback Tim Jennings (shoulder) and defensive end Shea McClellin (knee).

The Packers have already ruled out defensive back Charles Woodson, and three players were held out of practice today: Receiver Jordy Nelson (hamstring), running back James Starks (knee) and defensive end C.J. Wilson (knee).

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19 Responses to “Cutler has neck and knee injuries, but Bears not concerned”
  1. randallflagg52 says: Dec 13, 2012 5:25 PM

    All Jay Cutler wants for Christmas is a halfway decent offensive line.

  2. firejerry says: Dec 13, 2012 5:30 PM

    As a Bear fan, I was hoping that Earl Bennett would play because Hester is worthless and their Tight ends can’t catch. That means the Pack will triple team Marshall. If I were Cutler, I would go on the injured reserve and hope for a coaching change!!!!!

  3. kyannalashae says: Dec 13, 2012 5:33 PM

    I feel like Packers got this game,sorry Bears fans! #BearsStillSuck

  4. InFact says: Dec 13, 2012 5:38 PM

    Everyone is picking GB, but life is never easy in the NFL and little goes according to common wisdom, so don’t be surprised if Chicago wins.

  5. mineallmine001 says: Dec 13, 2012 5:52 PM

    She’ll be ok. Hymen repair surgery is now possible

  6. gmsingh says: Dec 13, 2012 5:57 PM

    I think the biggest issue out of all this will be that Clay Matthews is playing.

  7. 4t9er says: Dec 13, 2012 5:57 PM

    Cutler is lucky to play behind the 3rd worst OL in the league, imagine him playing behind Arizona’s O-line. /s

  8. dallascowboysdishingthereal says: Dec 13, 2012 6:41 PM

    The Bears have proven that without Cutler, they are done for the year.

  9. bearsfan4life says: Dec 13, 2012 6:57 PM

    Webb, Brown, Garza, Carimi, Scott.

    JWebb was a 7th round pick stuck behind Chris Williams on the roster. Williams was cut a few weeks back.

    James Brown was an undrafted free agent.

    Carimi was a 1st rounder. Got benched for Scott. It took injuries to Lance Louis & Chris Spencer and for Chilo Rachal to quit before Carimi got back in the lineup.

    Scott and Garza haven’t been terrible, though they’d only be starters on a handful of teams.

    Hester isn’t really a WR.
    Davis isn’t really TE.

  10. asublimeday says: Dec 13, 2012 7:00 PM

    Yeah, let’s jack up the season to 18 games. Morons.

  11. jcg23 says: Dec 13, 2012 7:11 PM

    Cutler is a wuss.

  12. lennydpocketqb says: Dec 13, 2012 7:16 PM

    Lovie knows he can’t win without Jay. If he can walk… Get him on the feild.

  13. gbmickey says: Dec 13, 2012 7:17 PM

    Why all the continued whining about the offensive line? I am sorry but given that Rodgers has been sacked more than anyone you have no excuse.

  14. trapshoot says: Dec 13, 2012 7:34 PM

    Bears losses will be Packers gain.

  15. chi01town says: Dec 13, 2012 8:06 PM

    Chicago will win this game because
    Marshall has set greenbay up. they will be watching him and Ashlon Jeffery will be unstopable on the other side. and Forte will have a good game too. Lovie’s Job is on the line and the team will save him

  16. nikkodawg says: Dec 13, 2012 8:22 PM

    gbmickey says:
    Dec 13, 2012 7:17 PM
    Why all the continued whining about the offensive line? I am sorry but given that Rodgers has been sacked more than anyone you have no excuse.

    Dude, have you ever watched football or do you just look at stats? The Bears have to max protect to keep Cutler from getting killed. And defenses were still getting to him on almost every play. Although, the last couple weeks they did get better.

  17. cadillacjosh says: Dec 13, 2012 8:46 PM

    Rodgers being sacked more doesn’t nearly explain QB hits and hurries. The Bears usually only have 2 or 3 people running routes because everyone is left in to block.

    And no one has been sacked more since he became a Bear than Jay Cutler.

  18. dukemarc says: Dec 14, 2012 11:43 AM

    chi01town says:
    Dec 13, 2012 8:06 PM
    Chicago will win this game because
    Marshall has set greenbay up. they will be watching him and Ashlon Jeffery will be unstopable on the other side. and Forte will have a good game too. Lovie’s Job is on the line and the team will save him
    ——————–

    Sorry to break it to you but Alshon doesn’t scare anybody in the Packer’s secondary.

  19. mzarts says: Dec 14, 2012 1:23 PM

    And so the stage is set for more Cutler drama. Beware Cutler – Matthews is back and he is hungry. I predict Cutler will be on the bench by the end of the first half.

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