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Report: Cutler tore his MCL

Posted on: January 24, 2011 10:59 am
Edited on: January 24, 2011 2:43 pm
 
Posted by Andy BenoitJ. Cutler (US Presswire)

UPDATE 2:45 p.m. EST: Lovie Smith said Cutler has a sprained MCL. A sprain is the same as a minor tear. Smith also said that Cutler is a tough guy.

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Sounds like a slew of former NFL players and overactive Twitter users might owe Jay Cutler an apology. According to Sean Jensen of the Chicago Sun Times, the Bears quarterback suffered an MCL tear in Sunday’s NFC Championship game.

Doctors are still determining the grade of the tear. It’s worth noting that the grade of the MCL tear is significant. A tear can sometimes be another word for “sprain”.

Because Cutler was simply standing on the sideline and not getting treatment on his knee during the second half Sunday, many outside observers (who, of course, could not feel Cutler’s pain) were quick to criticize his toughness and heart.

Though the initial harsh reaction to Cutler’s injury was startling (how often do NFL players get questioned like this?), it wasn’t unprecedented. LaDainian Tomlinson went through a similar ordeal a few years ago when a knee injury kept him out of playoff action. Tomlinson’s knee injury just happened to be an MCL.
 

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Since: Nov 26, 2006
Posted on: January 24, 2011 8:18 pm
 

Report: Cutler tore his MCL

you know the camera not on cutler and hanie the whole time. how do you know it's not the end of their talk or someone called jay and that's what the camera caught. unless you're there you can't say that. according to hanie cutler did help him and was on the headset so he was still helping with the game.


@frankieP:

You don't physically have to be there to see that Cutler was not actively involved, he stood alone and distanced himself from the rest of his team.   They showed Cutler several times when the Bears had the ball on offense and there was no headset.  I guess he had already taken it off for that particular play?  Hanie did state that Cutler help him throughout the game with words of encouragement, why not put on a headset and help the kid with coverage?  The Bears have done a better job at protecting Cutler from the sharp criticism of the media than in pass protection so I'm not surprised at you doing the same.



Since: Sep 15, 2006
Posted on: January 24, 2011 3:46 pm
 

Report: Cutler tore his MCL

Ok ok...last dig on the overpaid Cutler.... 

I saw his elbow bleeding...  is that where is vagina is?

Cool



Since: Oct 9, 2008
Posted on: January 24, 2011 3:27 pm
 

Report: Cutler tore his MCL

Actually I hate Rodgers and his cocky attitude

Do you mean his "title Belt" move, because if that's all you got you need to get over yourself.



Since: Sep 10, 2007
Posted on: January 24, 2011 3:11 pm
 

Report: Cutler tore his MCL

sprained MCL man i did that having s*x with the wife but i some how managed to continue HA!



Since: Aug 7, 2008
Posted on: January 24, 2011 3:08 pm
 

Report: Cutler tore his MCL

kudos to to you pokedanecav.  Cant say that I like the Packers.  Actually I hate Rodgers and his cocky attitude but you have class as a Packer fan with the Cutler comment.  And you are 100% about the match-up and the injury to Pouncey



Since: Oct 31, 2006
Posted on: January 24, 2011 3:07 pm
 

Report: Cutler tore his MCL

Gotta love people sitting behind a computer who would probably cry if the got tackled just once calling someone a wimp. I played college football & it kills me when non football players call others wimps. I can't stand Cutler but to call him a wimp it freakin funny.




Since: Aug 28, 2006
Posted on: January 24, 2011 3:07 pm
 

Report: Cutler tore his MCL

you cant compare pouncey. His was a high ankle sprain. Which gives you no ability to walk. the guy left the field, came back to cheer on his teammates on freaking crutches. Cutler, put on a cape, rode a bike, walked around smugly.
  apples and oranges man..apples and oranges



Since: Aug 7, 2008
Posted on: January 24, 2011 3:05 pm
 

Report: Cutler tore his MCL

Hey Dimpled.  At least the Bears have a year to go back to.  And trust me I live in the ATL and they are already questioning Ryan.  I have lived in Atlanta for 20 years and even they admit it here they are the biggest bandwagon fans.  At least the Bears fans are having some passion.  We need a little more down here.



Since: Jan 24, 2011
Posted on: January 24, 2011 3:05 pm
 

Report: Cutler tore his MCL

Agree, Ravens.  Rivers was knocked out of the game against the Colts, did not return.  Then he played against the Pats & played like crap.  i.e. - about 19-39 for 211 & 2 pics.  No offensive scores & could not move the ball.  He's tough though.  For God's sake Jay got his ass handed to him for 4 years at Vandy, but played well enough to have one of the best franchises in this sport trade up to get him with the 11th overall pick.  Jay will get his one day...



Since: Mar 23, 2010
Posted on: January 24, 2011 3:04 pm
 

Report: Cutler tore his MCL

UHHHH.  I think I just said that....


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