Chicago Bears starting quarterback Jay Cutler is scheduled to take a MRI on Monday.
During the Chicago Bears game against the Washington Redskins on Sunday, Cutler was forced out of the game in the second quarter because of a groin injury. The general consensus is that the injury to Cutler is serious. Throughout the game on Sunday, it was reported that Cutler could not put any pressure on the lower part of his body. While leaving the field, Cutler needed to be carted to the locker room. While leaving the stadium, Cutler needed to be carted to the team bus.
Monday will now be an important day for the Bears and the future of their season. It’s possible that we may learn Sunday night on the magnitude of Cutler’s injury, but after the MRI, there will be an official diagnosis on the injury.
If it is determined that Cutler is out for an extended amount of time, expect the Bears to stick with Josh McCown as the team’s starting quarterback. When Cutler has been injured in the past, the team showed no inclination to sign a quarterback to be the starter. That likely will be the case this season as well. Besides, there isn’t a quarterback available that would be an improvement from what the Bears have in McCown.