The Chicago Bears got a tiny bit of good news within some bad news.
Jay Cutler, who suffered a groin injury in Sunday's loss to the Washington Redskins, will be out at least four weeks. But that at least opens the door for Cutler to remain on the active roster and perhaps return to action before the season is over.
Cutler suffered the injury when he was sacked by Redskins linebacker Chris Baker, rolling over him and grabbing his left hip. It appears that Cutler suffered a torn muscle in the groin.
Josh McCown replaced Cutler and will be the starter until further notice. The Bears immediately signed Jordan Palmer to back up McCown in the meantime.
Of course, the Bears also lost starting linebacker Lance Briggs for a similar timetable — 4-6 weeks — with a shoulder injury, so it's still a pivotal time for Marc Trestman's club.
Still, Trestman said he expects both back before the end of the season.
Trestman on Briggs and Cutler: "They're not done, they're going to be back."
— Kevin Fishbain (@kfishbain) October 21, 2013
The Bears are on bye this week.
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