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Lovie Smith denies report of Jay Cutler knee problem

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Bears coach Lovie Smith said Friday there was nothing wrong with quarterback Jay Cutler’s knee, despite reports yesterday that he had a mild sprain of his MCL.

The Bears have listed Cutler as probable (neck and knee) and expect him to play Sunday against the Packers.

“What knee? Believe me, I know there is a guy that reported that there is a problem with the knee, but there is no problem with the knee,” Smith said, via “Jay is good to go. We are hoping he’ll play the best game he’s ever been able to play.”

Cutler left last week’s game with a neck problem, but he has insisted throughout the week he’s fine.

The Bears will be without cornerback Tim Jennings (shoulder), middle linebacker Brian Urlacher (hamstring) and wide receiver Earl Bennett (concussion).

“We’re a little banged up, but believe me we have enough guys to play this week,” Smith said.

Defensive tackle Henry Melton (chest) and defensive end Shea McClellin (knee) are listed as doubtful, with neither practicing Friday.

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4 Responses to “Lovie Smith denies report of Jay Cutler knee problem”
  1. sm423 says: Dec 14, 2012 3:56 PM

    yet another reason why Bears fans are ready to see Lovie go. he treats the fans and media like garbage and assumes they’re stupid. Cutler was on the Bears own injury report with a knee issue!

  2. dukemarc says: Dec 14, 2012 4:16 PM

    No Tim Jennings, Melton, Urlacher or McClellin means more than Cutler being dinged up at this point.

    The Packers defensive plan has held him in check in just about every game they’ve face him. Without those defensive players, Rodgers and the Packers running game are going to create real problems for the remaining Bears defenders.

  3. sprtsfan1 says: Dec 14, 2012 4:59 PM

    Melton being out is the one that scares me the most. He’s been a beast this year.

  4. yourmomcalled says: Dec 14, 2012 8:52 PM

    Jennings still hasn’t recovered from that Michael Robinson hit??

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