Cast is Gone for Cutler, Return Date Still TBD

Jay Cutler changed from the walking cast on his ankle to a brace, but now the quarterback may be dealing with ligament damage. Cutler admitted that he is not worried about the high ankle sprain and that his main concern is the ligaments in his ankle that have taken a beating.

“There are a couple of ligaments that we’re a little worried about that’s different than the normal high ankle sprain,” Cutler told ESPN. “There are a few other things involved. If I just had a normal high ankle sprain, I wouldn’t be in a cast. [A cast] helps it scar up and stuff, but the normal high ankle sprain isn’t really a concern at this point.”

Chicago Bears head coach Marc Trestman refused to declare if Cutler would be ready for the Bears Week 13 matchup against the Minnesota Vikings.

Trestman told reporters, “We’ll see where he is on Monday.”

Since Cutler has been out, his back-up, Josh McCown, has thrived, completing over 60% of his attempts for 754 yards and 5 touchdowns. The Bears number one receiver, Brandon Marshall hasn’t done too poorly either. In the four games McCown has started, Marshall has 24 receptions for 363 yards and 3 touchdowns.

The Bears face the Rams this Sunday. The Rams have allowed 15 receiving touchdowns this season and Marshall is looking for another big game.

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