Cutler has neck and knee injuries, but Bears not concerned

AP

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).

19 responses to “Cutler has neck and knee injuries, but Bears not concerned

  1. 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!!!!!

  2. 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.

  3. 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.

  4. 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.

  5. 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

  6. 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.

  7. 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.

  8. 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.

  9. 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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