According to Brad Biggs of the Chicago Tribune, Bears quarterback Jay Cutler has a sprained MCL, but is expected to be able to play in Sunday’s game against the Packers.
A team source said it’s not remotely as serious as the MCL injury that knocked him out of the second half of the NFC championship game loss to the Packers two years ago at Soldier Field. Cutler is expected to have full participation in Friday’s practice.
The Bears list Cutler on the injury report with neck and knee injuries, and said he was knocked out of the fourth quarter of last Sunday’s loss at Minnesota with a stiff neck after a high-low hit from Vikings defensive linemen Everson Griffen and Jared Allen.
Cutler was listed as limited in Thursday’s practice and the injury report Wednesday indicated he would not have practiced if the team had. Instead, coach Lovie Smith opted for a walk-through.
“None at all,” said Bears head coach Lovie Smith. “He practiced without any trouble at all. … He should be fine.”
I can’t wait to see how long Cutler knee holds up after being attacked by the Packers’ defense.