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Jay Cutler injury: Bears QB will play through MCL sprain

Bears quarterback Jay Cutler will start against the Packers on Sunday, despite dealing with the effects of an MCL sprain in his knee.

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Chicago Bears quarterback Jay Cutler will play through a sprained MCL in his knee, according to a CSNChicago report.

Cutler has been dealing with various injury issues for the past few weeks, and had to leave the end of last week's loss to the Vikings with what was described as a neck injury.

Cutler has had to run for his life in many games this season, including during the first matchup between the Bears and Packers on Sept. 13. Cutler was sacked seven times in that game, and the Bears have given up 37 sacks in total this season, which is 25th in the league. Even though Packers linebacker Clay Matthews has been limited by a hamstring injury of late, the Bears will need to put even more of an emphasis on protecting Cutler if his mobility will be hindered.

In 12 games this season, Cutler has completed just under 60 percent of his passes for 2,495 yards, 16 touchdowns, and 13 interceptions.