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Report: Jay Cutler has sprained MCL

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In addition to the neck injury that forced quarterback Jay Cutler from the Chicago Bears loss to the Minnesota Vikings on Sunday, Cutler also suffered a knee injury that appeared on the injury report Wednesday.

According to Brad Biggs of the Chicago Tribune, Cutler has a sprained medial collateral ligament. Per the report, the injury is not nearly as severe as the MCL injury that sidelined him during the 2011 NFC Championship game.

The Bears did not hold a full practice on Wednesday but the injury report stated Cutler would not have practiced if they had. He returned to limited participation in practice on Thursday and is expected to fully participate on Friday.

Head coach Lovie Smith said Thursday he has no concerns for Cutler’s availability for Sunday’s game against the Green Bay Packers.

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54 Responses to “Report: Jay Cutler has sprained MCL”
  1. asublimeday says: Dec 14, 2012 12:59 AM

    Cue the haters

  2. skins30 says: Dec 14, 2012 1:00 AM

    way to copy rg3…

  3. mjbulls45 says: Dec 14, 2012 1:10 AM

    jason campbell all the way

  4. skinsfan91 says: Dec 14, 2012 1:10 AM

    Oh wow, so you mean all QB’s get hurt and not just mobile ones?

  5. daytonsfinest says: Dec 14, 2012 1:11 AM

    It’s about that time of year again…

  6. bh83 says: Dec 14, 2012 1:20 AM

    Cutler is a whiny jerk who will never win a superbowl.

  7. jessethegreat says: Dec 14, 2012 1:25 AM

    If Jay doesn’t play, you can stick a fork in the Bears playoff chances. Not saying the Packers will definitely win by any means, but the Bears chances with Cutler are much better than without.

    I know people still get confused and think Urlacher leads the Bears… But they are Jay’s team. He is the Bears.

  8. tokyosandblaster says: Dec 14, 2012 1:27 AM

    Well, Clay should add 4 or 5 sacks to his total for the year.

  9. 2difshoe says: Dec 14, 2012 1:27 AM

    Die hard Bear fan here…Cutler’s contract is up next year, and if I am him, I ask for a trade to a team with a blocking line.

    I like Cutler, but the abuse he takes, 3 concussions, torn MCL requiring surgery, broken thumb, surgery, now strained MCL,he is looking at a short career. No true sports fan wants to see his teams quarterback take a constant beating. He better rethink his future before his recent newborn is feeding him from a spoon before too long.

    The one time in Bear history we find a QB, it would figure, we don’t find the players to protect him.

    Bummer !

  10. bla bla bla says: Dec 14, 2012 1:29 AM

    Already working on his exit strategy.

  11. larryboodry says: Dec 14, 2012 1:32 AM

    Lovie also says the Bears are in great shape after losing 4 of their last 5…I’d beworried.

  12. whichiwhichwawa says: Dec 14, 2012 1:33 AM

    Reverse Psychology week with packers continues by the mastermind that is Lovie Smith!

    Clay Mathews…on your mark…Get Set Go!!!!

  13. CowboyErik says: Dec 14, 2012 1:35 AM

    Long game versus GreenBay, I just see Bears collapsing

  14. codysteeler says: Dec 14, 2012 1:40 AM


  15. tiger7575 says: Dec 14, 2012 1:41 AM

    Must be playoff time….Kay Quitler is back.

  16. PowerMad says: Dec 14, 2012 1:42 AM

    Already there’s excuses for the now completely predictable classic Chicago I-M-P-L-O-S-I-O-N.

  17. gbpbacker84 says: Dec 14, 2012 1:43 AM

    As a Packer fan, I want Cutler as healthy as possible going into this game and to stay healthy for the duration. He is always our best player in these games.

  18. leroysbutler says: Dec 14, 2012 1:44 AM

    He should be good as long as he doesn’t hurt his vagina.

  19. sirlurksalot says: Dec 14, 2012 1:58 AM

    This season just keeps getting better. Without #6 there’s a solid chance Chicago loses outright to the Cardinals and Lions after this weekend.

    I like Lovie Smith as a coach, but there’s no way he makes it to next season after this collapse from 7-1 to 8-8.

  20. notor23 says: Dec 14, 2012 2:12 AM

    Mother F…..

  21. veence69 says: Dec 14, 2012 2:17 AM

    Jay Cutler is so SOFT, he should be a Packer.

  22. gergie1957 says: Dec 14, 2012 2:21 AM

    Jay Cutler fears the Packers.

  23. theherbsman says: Dec 14, 2012 2:23 AM

    good thing this isn’t the nfc title game or anything important like that… otherwise, you’d catch him standing on the sideline.

  24. bender4700 says: Dec 14, 2012 2:39 AM

    Excuse built in.

    Has Cutler ever finished a big game? For a guy who acts like he’s betterr than Brady he sure has little on his resume.

    Most notably off the field when his team is in a big game.

    See: NFC Title game 2010-11.
    just one example

  25. redwoodking says: Dec 14, 2012 2:42 AM

    It’s time for Lovie to o after another Bears collapse. They need an offensive minded coach to help maximize Forte, Marshall and Cutler. Alshon could be a great #2 and they need to end the Hester experiment.

  26. divineright78 says: Dec 14, 2012 3:05 AM

    Jay Cutler you are a 6………….buuuuuuuuuuurn

  27. packownsu says: Dec 14, 2012 3:16 AM

    There’s nothing like drawing a big red X on your knee for Matthews and the Packers.

  28. rarelyshaves says: Dec 14, 2012 3:39 AM

    cutler must really regret playing for the bears, we’re literally going to end his career

    another lost season for us…no Blackhawks to even distract us…

    honestly just feel bad for our greats…urlacher peppers cutler forte marshall are going to retire with a Super Bowl just out of arms reach

  29. punkyqb says: Dec 14, 2012 5:49 AM

    WTF else.

  30. rasalghoul says: Dec 14, 2012 6:02 AM

    I think I hear the excuse train pulling into the station. Choo Choo!!

  31. pauliepacker says: Dec 14, 2012 6:09 AM

    I picture him pedalling a stationary bike on the sidelines with a pouty look on his face.

  32. elwaysmilehighdenver says: Dec 14, 2012 6:16 AM

    Lovie has no concerns heading into Sundays game vs. the Packers?
    Did he forget about Cutlers INT’s
    the first time they met? Just wondering!

  33. kglee54 says: Dec 14, 2012 6:24 AM

    I almost puked when I saw this headline. Nightmares from last year…

  34. dabears212 says: Dec 14, 2012 6:34 AM

    Uh oh.

  35. blarry21 says: Dec 14, 2012 6:51 AM

    Let the excuses begin Bears fans. This will be another excuse as to why you lost again to America’s team.

  36. tucostacos says: Dec 14, 2012 6:57 AM

    If I’m Cutler there is no way I’m resigning with Chicago. It’s borderline illegal the way they have refused to provide him NFL level talent for protection.

  37. jc1958cool says: Dec 14, 2012 7:02 AM

    here we go again! get the bicycle and sad face ready for sunday, cause the packers are going to open a can on da bearsssss and win the division.

  38. purpblooded says: Dec 14, 2012 7:07 AM

    He’s a gutty player, with a great arm, but needs more protection. He takes a pounding!

  39. nickynick04 says: Dec 14, 2012 7:11 AM

    I think the Bears will win….

  40. britishteeth says: Dec 14, 2012 7:12 AM

    In LovieSpeak, this means Jason Campbell will start on Sunday and finish out the season. Damn.

  41. anarchopurplism says: Dec 14, 2012 7:32 AM

    “America’s team”……..right.

  42. whatjusthapped says: Dec 14, 2012 7:47 AM

    Upon further review, with or without Cutler, the Bears still suck.

  43. chris6523 says: Dec 14, 2012 8:12 AM

    Jay Cutler is so SOFT, he should be a Packer.


    Yeah, he should. We would like the challenge of trying to have a winning team without a HOF quarterback. We had Starr and were champions. Then we sucked for 25 years. We had Favre and were champions. Now, we have Rodgers and we have won a championship. Hell, it’s easy when you have great QBs. We should try it with a mediocre one.

  44. snoop24 says: Dec 14, 2012 8:19 AM

    Packers lose either way.

  45. bearsoxass says: Dec 14, 2012 8:38 AM

    Good for you cutler ,no interceptions this week. Packers gonna destroy you.

  46. voiceofrealism says: Dec 14, 2012 8:54 AM

    veence69 says:Dec 14, 2012 2:17 AM

    Jay Cutler is so SOFT, he should be a Packer.
    The Packers don’t carry a 3rd string QB.

  47. sprtsfan1 says: Dec 14, 2012 9:05 AM

    Cinderella story in the making. The tides turn in the Packers this Sunday. The bookies will be broke after this game!!!

  48. lionsplayoffs says: Dec 14, 2012 9:10 AM

    Don’t question Cutler’s arm or his toughness…unless he’s being asked to win a big game. Now it looks like he’s just not going to show up for them at all. Less embarrassing for him, I guess.

  49. samurai3939 says: Dec 14, 2012 10:17 AM

    Anyone who thinks Cutleris soft knows nothing about football. He struggled because that oline is a joke. Put him on the ninety or saints and he is top 10 easy.

  50. taintedsaints2009 says: Dec 14, 2012 11:25 AM

    With that offensive line, it doesn’t surprise me. They are horrible. Not cutlers fault.

  51. blergy says: Dec 14, 2012 12:21 PM

    Aw man. I hope Cutler plays. He’s the Packers’ best offensive weapon.

  52. dukemarc says: Dec 14, 2012 12:43 PM

    Ok place your bets – in what quarter does Jason Campbell enter the game to replace Jay?

  53. armoderate says: Dec 14, 2012 12:52 PM

    Besides hurting his knee, it was reported that Cutler also had extremely hurt feelings and may not play the rest of the season.

  54. filthymcnasty1 says: Dec 14, 2012 4:37 PM

    I expect all the Cutler apologists will be out in force dismissing his latest late season meltdown.

    Franchise QB – ha!

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