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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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Comments

Since: May 29, 2008
Posted on: January 24, 2011 2:23 pm
 

Report: Cutler tore his MCL

What the hell do you think that Lovie and Hanie and the Bears orginazition are going to say.  Do you think they are going to tell you that his knee shows no sign of apparent damage and their starting QB is really just a sissy mary that was rightfully dumped out of Denver.  Or perhaps Hanie would come out and say that the heir apparent in Chicago shunned him while on the sidelines.  That while he was attempting to look at photo's little Jay had his entire body entombed in his little trench coat and barely looked at Hanie.  These guys are going to tell you what you want to hear to keep the tickets flowing and the fans as appeased as possible.  Cutler is a bum.  McDaniels knew it and now Chicago is seeing it first hand.



Since: Jan 20, 2007
Posted on: January 24, 2011 2:22 pm
 

Report: Cutler tore his MCL

This is not an English Class tcards05...minor spelling and grammar errors are allowed.



Since: Aug 27, 2009
Posted on: January 24, 2011 2:21 pm
 

Report: Cutler tore his MCL

Philip Rivers didn't finish the game he was injured. He had a week to prepare with the injury, Lovie said the coaching staff took him out of the game, not Cutler.



Since: Sep 28, 2006
Posted on: January 24, 2011 2:21 pm
 

Report: Cutler tore his MCL

For all you Cutler haters, BITE ME!!!  I dont think any of you are smart enough to be Doctors and I am pretty sure none of you play football.  Cutler has more heart than any QB in the league.  So all you people can kiss my .....



Since: Aug 27, 2009
Posted on: January 24, 2011 2:19 pm
 

Report: Cutler tore his MCL

Your a moron




Since: Jul 12, 2008
Posted on: January 24, 2011 2:18 pm
 

Report: Cutler tore his MCL

If Cutler had stayed in the game the bears would have lost by a bunch more. He was playing lousy football up to the point he came out.The bears are overrated and will make the playoffs next year only because of their lousy division with the exception of greenbay. You should be used to losing with the bears.



Since: Nov 22, 2006
Posted on: January 24, 2011 2:18 pm
 

Report: Cutler tore his MCL

Frys...

Use spell check dude...it will help your cause.



Since: Jun 17, 2009
Posted on: January 24, 2011 2:18 pm
 

Report: Cutler tore his MCL

Ahhhh.... Philip Rivers did. Wait his was a ACL far worse than an MCL.



Since: Aug 28, 2006
Posted on: January 24, 2011 2:16 pm
 

Report: Cutler tore his MCL

Lovie just said in the press conference..mcl sprain.
sorry Jay, but that ain't cuttin it son..you should have had your ass on that field. no excuses



Since: Jan 13, 2008
Posted on: January 24, 2011 2:15 pm
 

Report: Cutler tore his MCL

They showed him standing while his offense was on the field. He was watching the play. When the defense was out he was working with Hanie.


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