LAKE FOREST — Bears quarterback Jay Cutler will be out “week to week” with a high ankle sprain suffered in Sunday’s loss to the Lions. Marc Trestman confirmed he will miss Sunday's game against the Ravens.
The injury occurred in the second quarter, but Cutler stayed in until the final drive, when Josh McCown replaced him.
Trestman confirmed Cutler sprained his ankle when he was hit on a completed throw to Alshon Jeffery with 2:56 left int he second quarter. Stephen Tulloch and Ndamukong Suh hit Cutler on the play.
Cutler had missed the previous game against Green Bay after tearing his groin on Oct. 20 in Washington. He returned to practice for the first time on Thursday.
Trainers told Trestman, who reiterated Monday, that the ankle injury was unrelated to the groin.
"If the ankle injury hadn’t been an issue, there’s no indication that Jay wouldn’t have started and played this week," he said.
Cutler completed 21-of-40 passes for 250 yards, one touchdown and one interception before leaving the game on Sunday. This season, he has 13 touchdown passes and eight interceptions while completing 63 percent of his passes, his highest rate since 2007.