Bears QB Jay Cutler out at least 4 weeks with torn groin muscle

Monday October 21st, 2013

Jay Cutler was injured while being sacked by the Redskins. (MCT/Getty Images) Jay Cutler was injured while being sacked by the Redskins. (MCT/Getty Images)

The Chicago Bears announced Monday that quarterback Jay Cutler will miss at least four weeks with a torn groin muscle.

The team was reportedly preparing for bad news about the injury, according to the Chicago Tribune. The diagnosis of a torn muscle seemed to confirm its fears.

Cutler was injured on a sack by the Redskins’ Chris Baker during the second quarter of the Bears' 45-41 loss Sunday to the Redskins. He could be seen grimacing in pain as he limped off the field. ESPN reports Cutler was seen on the back of a cart being driven away toward one of the FedEx Field exits.

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The Bears reportedly have already called quarterback Jordan Palmer to the team's headquarters Monday. Palmer played well for the team during the preseason.

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