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Jay Cutler injury: Bears QB cleared to practice, not play

Chicago Bears quarterback Jay Cutler has been cleared to resume practicing on a limited basis, but still has to pass more tests before he's cleared to play.

Jonathan Daniel

Chicago Bears quarterback Jay Cutler is one step closer to resuming his duties as Chicago's starting quarterback. Cutler has been cleared to resume practice on a limited basis, but still needs to gain clearance to play in Week 12.

Cutler suffered a concussion during Chicago's Week 10 loss on Sunday Night Football to the Houston Texans. Cutler was concussed in the first half of Chicago's game against Houston, and did not return for the second half. Cutler also missed Chicago's Week 11 tilt against the San Francisco 49ers.

Jason Campbell has filled in at quarterback during Cutler's absence and has not fared well. Campbell is just 26-of-42 passing for 201 yards, with a touchdown and two interceptions to his credit. Campbell has also fumbled twice.

So far in 2012, Cutler is 151-of-255 passing (59.2%) for 1,814 yards, with 12 touchdown passes against 10 interceptions -- good for a quarterback rating of 80.4.

Though Cutler is hoping to return in Week 12 when the Bears host the Vikings, there's no guarantees at this point, as the quarterback still has to pass more tests.