With their Week 14 game against the Cowboys scheduled for Monday night, the Bears won’t have their first practice of this week until Thursday and that’s also when they’ll get a clearer idea on the chance that quarterback Jay Cutler will be able to play.
Coach Marc Trestman took a break from defending his decision to try a field goal on second down that Robbie Gould missed in overtime on Sunday to say that Cutler’s condition was still considered week-to-week and that the team would know more on Thursday after Cutler met with doctors. Cutler was equally noncommittal about his status during an appearance on ESPN 100 on Monday.
“Getting better,” Cutler said. “Still got to talk to the doctors, gotta go through some stuff this week. I don’t know. I think if we’re gonna have any shot at playing, I’m gonna have to practice [this week]. I still feel like I’m gonna get back here really soon. I want to play. It’s just the trainers and doctors and going through the scenario we’ve got to go through.”
Cutler ran on a treadmill Monday and hopes that there won’t be any ill effects from that on Tuesday, but that’s just one step in the route to getting medically cleared in time to play Dallas.