Jay Cutler leaves game after being sacked, grabbing left leg

Eric Edholm

The Chicago Bears' worst fears elevated quickly when Jay Cutler was sacked in the second quarter against the Washington Redskins and grabbed the backside of his left leg.

Although Cutler was not carted off, he needed assistance to come of the field and was replaced by backup Josh McCown.

Cutler struggled to put weight on the leg, and Fox sideline reporter Tony Siragusa said that Cutler was unable to make it all the way to the locker room. He was placed on a golf cart from inside the stadium and taken for X-rays.

The early news didn't appear promising, pending the results of tests.

On the Chris Baker sack of Cutler, he became the most-sacked quarterback in Bears history.

Cutler has suffered two major injuries in his Bears career, a knee injury in the 2010 NFC championship game against the Green Bay Packers and a fractured thumb late in the 2011 season. Neither one ended well for the Bears.

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Eric Edholm is a writer for Shutdown Corner on Yahoo Sports. Have a tip? Email him at edholm@yahoo-inc.com or follow him on Twitter!