Chicago Bears Jay Cutler says groin is fine, ankle injury forced him out of game

Bears quarterback Jay Cutler suffered a groin injury in a loss to the Redskins earlier this month. (Nam Y. Huh / Associated Press)

Bears quarterback Jay Cutler suffered a groin injury in a loss to the Redskins earlier this month. (Nam Y. Huh / Associated Press)

Chicago Bears quarterback Jay Cutler left the game on Sunday as the Bears lost to the Lions on their last drive due to ankle injury, not an aggravation of the groin injury that kept him out of the lineup last week.

After the game, Cutler said, via Adam Jahns of the Chicago Sun-Times, that he rolled his left ankle during the first half of the game and that limited his mobility in the second half before he finally came out of the game. It was clear watching Cutler that he was operating at less than full speed, though he said it was just his ankle bothering him and that his groin was fine. That lack of mobility wound up leading to the decision to remove Cutler from the game.

Cutler, who had x-rays on the ankle, has said they are negative, although there’s no word yet on his status for next week. Cutler went  21-of-40 and a total of 250 yards with a touchdown and an interception before the injury.

Josh McCown led the Bears to a touchdown, but the team couldn’t get a two-point conversion despite having two shots at it thanks to a penalty by the Lions on their first attempt.

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