Bears: Cutler on the mend, out of hard cast

Bears: Cutler on the mend, out of hard cast
November 20, 2013, 6:00 pm
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Quarterback Jay Cutler already has been ruled out of Sunday’s game against the St. Louis Rams. The good news, however, is the also is out of the protective hard cast that he has been in to protect and immobilize his left ankle after the sprain suffered in the loss to Detroit.

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Cutler has been at practice and standing without crutches or other aids and is not expected back until after the Dec. 1 game at Minnesota.

‘He had a brace on. He had a very small brace on,” said coach Marc Trestman. “He’s got the sprain, but there’s stability there, enough stability that they could take it off. Again, it’s day to day. Optimistic that it will stay that way. But we’ll have to see.”

Cutler said on his Monday radio show on WMVP-AM that he would be out of the cast this week if only to see how the healing has progressed. But nothing about his condition has changed the guesstimate on any return.

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“I’m going to stay on a just week-to-week because I’ve stayed pretty consistent with,” Trestman said. “I’m really not the doctor. They tell me it’s week-to-week. I try not to put myself in a position where I get overly optimistic about these things. I just take them as they come, so I look at it as being week-to-week right now, and we’ll see where he is on Monday.”