Quarterback Jay Cutler was ruled out for Sunday against the Baltimore Ravens a few days ago, but he now is wearing a hard cast on his left foot because of his high ankle sprain.
Coach Marc Trestman said Thursday that Cutler is still week-to-week.
“[The hard cast] is just precautionary,” Trestman said. “It’s just to stabilize the ankle. I don’t know much more about it than that. The doctors and the trainers talk about just making sure that it’s stabilized.
“It wasn’t swollen right after the game. It was swollen certainly on Monday. And they just wanted to make sure that it was stabilized, and that’s really the only thing I know about it at this time.”
Cuter rolled his left ankle in the second quarter against the Detroit Lions on Sunday. The Bears have maintained that his ankle injury is separate from the groin tear he suffered Oct. 20 against the Redskins.
While Cutler’s groin injury certainly limited him against the Lions, the high ankle sprain is what has kept him out this week, as seen in the cast, which is a common treatment for the injury.
“If the ankle injury hadn’t been an issue, there’s no indication that Jay wouldn’t have started and played this week,” Trestman said earlier this week.
At practice on Thursday, Cutler was active, catching passes from quarterbacks Josh McCown and Jordan Palmer during individual drills. In another drill, Cutler tried to dislodge the ball from their grasps with a padded bat during their dropbacks.