The Chicago Bears have announced that quarterback Jay Cutler is day-to-day after suffering a neck injury late in yesterday’s 21-14 loss to the Minnesota Vikings, reports Adam L. Jahns of the Chicago Sun-Times.
"Everything is stiff," Cutler said. "It started stiffening up more and more as the game progressed, getting some spasms on the left side. I just have to take it day by day."
Cutler sustained the injury in the fourth quarter of yesterday’s contest when he was hit in the head by Vikings defensive lineman Everson Griffen. As Cutler was being taken to the ground Griffen struck him “directly in the head, bending his neck violently back,” according to Jahns.
While he was able to remain in the game for the rest of the drive following the hit, he was replaced on the next series by backup quarterback Jason Campbell.
Because Cutler missed time due to a concussion earlier in the season, there were initial concerns that he had once again suffered a head injury. However the Bears have classified it as a neck, and it sounds like the QB has a shot at playing next weekend.