The Chicago Bears have announced that quarterback Jay Cutler
is day-to-day after suffering a neck injury late in yesterday’s 21-14 loss to
the Minnesota Vikings, reports Adam L. Jahns of the Chicago Sun-Times.
"Everything is stiff," Cutler said. "It
started stiffening up more and more as the game progressed, getting some spasms
on the left side. I just have to take it day by day."
Cutler sustained the injury in the fourth quarter of
yesterday’s contest when he was hit in the head by Vikings defensive lineman
Everson Griffen. As Cutler was being taken to the ground Griffen struck him “directly
in the head, bending his neck violently back,” according to Jahns.
While he was able to remain in the game for the rest of the
drive following the hit, he was replaced on the next series by backup quarterback
Because Cutler missed time due to a concussion earlier in
the season, there were initial concerns that he had once again suffered a head
injury. However the Bears have classified it as a neck, and it sounds like the
QB has a shot at playing next weekend.
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