The Chicago Bears announced Monday that quarterback Jay Cutler is out at least four weeks with a muscle tear in his groin.
The injury was confirmed by an MRI.
Cutler was injured with 10:09 left in the second quarter of Sunday's 45-41 loss to the Washington Redskins when he was taken down hard on a sack by Chris Baker.
Josh McCown took over for Cutler. Cutler was three for eight for 28 yards with an interception before the injury. McCown completed 14 of 20 passes for 204 yards, including a 7-yard touchdown pass to Martellus Bennett in the fourth quarter.
The team is expected to bring in Jordan Palmer to possibly back up McCown, according to ESPN. Bears coach Marc Trestman said adding Palmer is "certainly an option."