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Report: Cutler tore his MCL

Posted on: January 24, 2011 10:59 am
Edited on: January 24, 2011 2:43 pm
 
Posted by Andy BenoitJ. Cutler (US Presswire)

UPDATE 2:45 p.m. EST: Lovie Smith said Cutler has a sprained MCL. A sprain is the same as a minor tear. Smith also said that Cutler is a tough guy.

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Sounds like a slew of former NFL players and overactive Twitter users might owe Jay Cutler an apology. According to Sean Jensen of the Chicago Sun Times, the Bears quarterback suffered an MCL tear in Sunday’s NFC Championship game.

Doctors are still determining the grade of the tear. It’s worth noting that the grade of the MCL tear is significant. A tear can sometimes be another word for “sprain”.

Because Cutler was simply standing on the sideline and not getting treatment on his knee during the second half Sunday, many outside observers (who, of course, could not feel Cutler’s pain) were quick to criticize his toughness and heart.

Though the initial harsh reaction to Cutler’s injury was startling (how often do NFL players get questioned like this?), it wasn’t unprecedented. LaDainian Tomlinson went through a similar ordeal a few years ago when a knee injury kept him out of playoff action. Tomlinson’s knee injury just happened to be an MCL.
 

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Since: Dec 2, 2011
Posted on: January 10, 2012 2:20 pm
 

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Since: Dec 31, 2007
Posted on: January 28, 2011 6:21 am
 

Report: Cutler tore his MCL

All of us who watched Jay at Vanderbilt know how tough he is. He is a competitor that only wants to win.  If Bud Adams were not the owner of the Titans, either Matt Leinart or Jay Cutler would have wound up with the Titans.  Coach Adams wanted Texas boy Vince Young and we know how that worked out.  Okay enough with that banter. Now Jay will bounce back and it would not surprise me if Jeff Fisher somehow winds up with Chicago. Then don't be surprised if a trade is made to bring Matt Leinart to Chicago. Just something to think about.   Anyway Jay Cutler is still going to be a star in Chicago. Winning the first time in the playoffs is historically tough.  Cutler needs some receivers and a better offensive line.  It was a small step this year but one in the right direction. Get to know Jay before you give him undo criticism.



Since: Jul 30, 2009
Posted on: January 24, 2011 11:18 pm
 

Report: Cutler tore his MCL

Rodgers cocky?  The guy hasn't said two words to any other player or media.  The guy had "Packer" fans threatening him when he took over from Brent and still kept his cool.  You'll see plenty of "The Belt" in two weeks.  This is the best O they'll play against all year. 

As for Cutler, he is as much fun to watch out of the game as a mime.  He'll look better when they put some players around him and get him protection.



Since: Jul 30, 2009
Posted on: January 24, 2011 11:10 pm
 

Report: Cutler tore his MCL

Dimpled Balls,

Glad you finally showed up on the chat boards after trashing me when I said the Pack would win by over 17 over your Atlanta Parakeets choked at home.  Maybe Ryan should of faked an injury to save you a couple points.  If you knew football as well as your hand you'd be posting better material.  Go get your shine box



Since: Nov 26, 2006
Posted on: January 24, 2011 8:18 pm
 

Report: Cutler tore his MCL

you know the camera not on cutler and hanie the whole time. how do you know it's not the end of their talk or someone called jay and that's what the camera caught. unless you're there you can't say that. according to hanie cutler did help him and was on the headset so he was still helping with the game.


@frankieP:

You don't physically have to be there to see that Cutler was not actively involved, he stood alone and distanced himself from the rest of his team.   They showed Cutler several times when the Bears had the ball on offense and there was no headset.  I guess he had already taken it off for that particular play?  Hanie did state that Cutler help him throughout the game with words of encouragement, why not put on a headset and help the kid with coverage?  The Bears have done a better job at protecting Cutler from the sharp criticism of the media than in pass protection so I'm not surprised at you doing the same.


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