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Report: Jay Cutler played through ligament damage, could miss extended time

Report: Jay Cutler played through ligament damage, could miss extended time

According to the Chicago Sun-Times' Adam Jahns, Jay Cutler has ligament damage in his right thumb.

Jahns wrote that multiple team sources confirmed that Cutler suffered the injury in the Bears' Week 1 loss to the Houston Texans. Cutler then re-aggravated the injury Monday night against the Eagles.

NFL Network's Ian Rapoport then reported Tuesday morning that Cutler could miss an extended period of time with the injury.

He left the game in the third quarter after throwing an interception and was ruled out for the remainder of the contest.

One source told Jahns that the injury Cutler is dealing with "typically results in a three-to-four week absence."

Cutler said after Monday night's 29-14 loss to the Eagles that were was concern over the injury.

"As a quarterback, you kind of need your right thumb," he told reporters after the game. "We'll see what it is."

Brian Hoyer, who the Bears signed this offseason, replaced Cutler and went 9 of 12 for 78 yards.

Khalil Mack to undergo additional tests on right ankle this week

Khalil Mack to undergo additional tests on right ankle this week

My kingdom for a healthy right ankle. 

After Khalil Mack hurt his ankle during the Bears' 31-28 loss to Miami last Sunday, the team will reportedly send Mack for further testing: 

While we still don't know exactly what this entails, it's obviously not great news. Mack's been the leader of a defense that ranks as one of -- if not the -- NFL's best. He leads the team in sacks (5) -- for which he's also in the top-10 of all defensive players in the NFL-- and forced fumbles (4). 

And who just so happens to be coming to Soldier Field next Sunday? Tom Brady! Rob Gronkowski! A Patriots team that has succeeded for YEARS on exploiting bad linebacker matchups! Terrific. 

SportsTalk Live Podcast: Who deserves the blame in the Bears loss to Miami?

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SportsTalk Live Podcast: Who deserves the blame in the Bears loss to Miami?

David Haugh, Adam Jahns and Patrick Finley join Kap on the panel. The Bears lose a rough one in Miami as Matt Nagy goes conservative at the end zone. Does the rookie coach deserve all of the blame? Dave Wannstedt joins the guys to discuss.

Plus the guys discuss the Cubs’ newest hitting coach/scapegoat, Brandon Saad’s upcoming healthy scratch and Bobby Portis betting on himself this season. 

Listen here or in the embedded player below!