Jay Cutler Cleared; Will Start Against Lions on Sunday


Chicago Bears starting quarterback Jay Cutler, has been cleared to return to the field and will start in Sunday’s game against the Detroit Lions. Cutler suffered from a torn left groin on Oct. 20, against the Washington Redskins but was only forced to sit out one full game thanks to Chicago’s bye week.

According to USA Today Cutler was initially expected to miss four weeks of action. Chicago Bears head coach Marc Trestman, said he could not remember a player ever coming back from an injury like that as quick as Cutler.

He’s been cleared to play, and if he couldn’t do everything a QB asked to do on an NFL Sunday, he wouldn’t be out there,” Trestman said.”

Cutler’s return could not come at a more important time for the Bears, who are currently in a three-way tie for first place in the NFC North with Detroit and Green Bay. Back up quarterback Josh McCown led the Bears to a 27-20 victory over Green Bay on Monday.