Things just get all the more worse for Jay Cutler’s injury.
After suffering a high ankle strain back in Week 10, Cutler’s biggest concerned is that the ligaments in his ankle are damaged, via ESPN:
There are a couple of ligaments that we’re a little worried about that’s different than the normal high ankle sprain…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.”
It’s safe to assume Cutler won’t be back for the December 1 target date he had set for himself, with his status now up in the air.
The Bears have chosen to take things one week at a time and will continue to play Josh McCown in Cutler’s absence. Cutler then voiced his frustration on his health situation:
“I’m pretty frustrated. It’s hard being out like this…I’m glad the guys are winning. I’m glad Josh is playing at a high level. That makes it easier. But I get paid to play football. Whenever I can’t play and help the guys, it’s difficult.”
If Cutler is no good for December 1 then his next target date would be December 9 in the game vs the Cowboys at home for Monday Night Football.