Bears quarterback Jay Cutler will miss tonight’s game in Green Bay after suffering a groin injury in Chicago’s previous game, at Washington. But Cutler thinks tonight’s game is the only one he’ll miss.
Cutler plans to play on Sunday against the Lions, according to Chris Mortensen of ESPN.
Although the initial reports on Cutler’s injury suggested that he’d miss four weeks, the news that he plans to miss just one game comes as no surprise. Cutler said last week that that was his goal, and there have been no setbacks since then.
The question, however, is whether the Bears’ medical staff and coaching staff agree with Cutler’s self assessment. Cutler may think he can give it a go against the Lions, but if his mobility is limited and he can’t avoid Detroit’s pass rush, he won’t be doing his team any favors by toughing it out through a groin injury.