Chicago Bears' Jay Cutler has sprained MCL, report says

  • By Gregg Rosenthal
  • Around The League editor
  • Updated: Dec. 14, 2012 at 12:36 a.m.

Chicago Bears quarterback Jay Cutler apparently has a lot more to worry about than just a neck injury.

Brad Biggs of the Chicago Tribune reports Cutler has a sprained MCL in his knee. The Bears list Cutler on the injury report with neck and knee injuries. He's expected to fully participate in Friday's practice and start in Sunday's big game against the Green Bay Packers.

Bears coach Lovie Smith said he wasn't worried about Cutler's mobility, but it's notable the team did not mention his knee injury when he was knocked out of last week's loss to the Minnesota Vikings. The team only said that Cutler hurt his neck.

Cutler famously was knocked out of the NFC Championship game against the Packers in 2011 by a sprained MCL, but Biggs reports this injury is not as serious.