Posted October 21, 2013

Bears QB Jay Cutler out at least 4 weeks with torn groin muscle

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Jay Cutler was injured while being sacked by the Redskins. (MCT/Getty Images)

Jay Cutler was injured while being sacked by the Redskins. (MCT/Getty Images)

The Chicago Bears announced Monday that quarterback Jay Cutler will miss at least four weeks with a torn groin muscle.

The team was reportedly preparing for bad news about the injury, according to the Chicago Tribune. The diagnosis of a torn muscle seemed to confirm its fears.

Cutler was injured on a sack by the Redskins’ Chris Baker during the second quarter of the Bears’ 45-41 loss Sunday to the Redskins. He could be seen grimacing in pain as he limped off the field. ESPN reports Cutler was seen on the back of a cart being driven away toward one of the FedEx Field exits.

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The Bears reportedly have already called quarterback Jordan Palmer to the team’s headquarters Monday. Palmer played well for the team during the preseason.

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5 comments
Steve851
Steve851

This is a two to three-month injury.  Six-week at the least with great risk.  He is basically done for the season.

devtap3210
devtap3210

Jay probably won't get that contract extension. That was a freak tackle and incident.

Richard--Ramirez
Richard--Ramirez

Made of glass, that was the gentlest sack you'll see in the NFL.

dudedadesq
dudedadesq

I agree Voiceover....I watched the game and was glad to see it wasn't some stupid late hit....it was hard to tell how he did it...clean sack....he barely made it to the locker room....

Voiceover310
Voiceover310

Never like to see anyone get injured so I hope he makes a speedy recovery but as far as football goes I have absolutely no confidence in Cutler whatsoever. The guy has never done anything great since he came into the league. He isn't a marquee QB so he shouldn't be difficult to replace. It's not like the bears were going to the super bowl anyways.