The Chicago Bears may have lost more than just a game on Sunday during their 45-41 loss to the Washington Redskins – they may have lost their starting quarterback too. Jay Cutler was forced to leave the game early in the second quarter after being sacked by Washington’s Chris Baker. Cutler left the game with 28 yards passing and an interception.
Bears head coach Marc Trestman confirmed that Cutler suffered a strained groin muscle, but has no idea how serious the injury is. Cutler will undergo an MRI on Monday.
The Bears hope to know the true extent of Cutler’s injury after seeing the MRI results, but are optimistic that their quarterback can return after the team’s Week 8 bye. Because Cutler did not suffer a joint or ligament injury, it’s a realistic possibility that Cutler could return without missing any further action.
Jay Cutler has been a number 2 fantasy quarterback for most of the year, so many fantasy owners should have other options in their lineups. For owners who start Cutler, the MRI results should be available by Monday evening.