Report: Bears QB Jay Cutler plans to play Sunday vs. Lions
Injured Chicago Bears quarterback Jay Cutler plans to return this week and start against the Detroit Lions on Sunday, according to a report from ESPN.com's Chris Mortensen.
His status will be determined by him not suffering any setbacks in his recovery from a groin injury.
Cutler tore a groin muscle in the first half against the Washington Redskins on Oct. 20 and was originally slated to miss a minimum of four weeks.
According to ESPN, Cutler said last week that he was going to try to return before the four-week timetable. Cutler has thrown for 1,658 yards with 12 touchdowns and seven interceptions this season for the Bears (4-3)
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