Still think Jay Cutler's not tough?
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Just minutes before the Bears and Packers kicked off their much-anticipated Monday night matchup, ESPN's Chris Mortensen reported the Bears are expecting Cutler to return next week from a torn groin. Cutler was slated to miss approximately four weeks with the injury.
Bears injured QB Jay Cutler plans to return this week and, barring no setback, start vs Lions on Sunday, per team source.— Chris Mortensen (@mortreport) November 5, 2013
Who knows if Cutler will end up playing, but that does actually fit in with the two-week timeline Dr. Brandon Marshall has been saying.
It'd be hard to see the Bears taking a major risk with Cutler and throw him out there unless he was definitely healthy and even if he does practice this week, there could be a setback.
So take this with a grain of salt, but just the mere fact we're talking about Cutler's return already is a good sign for the Bears.