Originally written on NFL Injury Report  |  Last updated 11/17/14

CHICAGO - DECEMBER 28: Quarterback Jay Cutler #6 of the Chicago Bears looks to pass against the Minnesota Vikings in the first half at Soldier Field on December 28, 2009 in Chicago, Illinois. (Photo by Jonathan Daniel/Getty Images)
After Chicago Bears quarterback Jay Cutler took what was deemed an illegal hit to the head which forced him out of Sunday’s contest against the Minnesota Vikings, it was unclear what his status would be for the remainder of the season. However, during his regular radio show yesterday Cutler said he “should be ready to go later in the week” and expects to suit up Sunday against the Green Bay Packers, reports Michael C. Wright of ESPN Chicago. Jay Cutler said he "should be ready to go later in the week." #JayCutlerShow — Michael C. Wright (@mikecwright) December 10, 2012 Cutler was injured in the fourth quarter of Sunday’s 21-14 loss to the Vikings when he was hit hard above the neck by defensive lineman Everson Griffen. While he was able to finish the drive, Cutler then exited the game and watched the conclusion from the sidelines. There was initially fear that Cutler had once again sustained a concussion, something he did Week 10 against the Houston Texans. However, the quarterback’s injury was later diagnosed as a neck, and it appears that it won’t cause him to miss time. Follow @TheNFLInjuryRpt !function(d,s,id){var js,fjs=d.getElementsByTagName(s)[0];if(!d.getElementById(id)){js=d.createElement(s);js.id=id;js.src="http://www.thenflinjuryreport.com//platform.twitter.com/widgets.js";fjs.parentNode.insertBefore(js,fjs);}}(document,"script","twitter-wjs"); var _gaq = _gaq || []; _gaq.push(['_setAccount', 'UA-34100676-1']); _gaq.push(['_trackPageview']); (function() { var ga = document.createElement('script'); ga.type = 'text/javascript'; ga.async = true; ga.src = ('https:' == document.location.protocol ? 'https://ssl' : 'http://www') + '.google-analytics.com/ga.js'; var s = document.getElementsByTagName('script')[0]; s.parentNode.insertBefore(ga, s); })();
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