Early this week it was unclear who would start at QB for the Chicago Bears on Sunday, with Jay Cutler still feeling the effects of a concussion and backup Jason Campbell dealing with an injury to his ribs. But after Thursday’s practice, the picture is a bit clearer.
Cutler, who sustained the concussion two weeks ago in a loss to the Houston Texans and then missed last week’s game against the San Francisco 49ers, returned to practice on a limited basis on Thursday. It was the first time Cutler had been on the field working since suffering the concussion on November 11., and it’s a big step in him returning to the field to be the Bears starter against the Vikings.
“I know you all want to know about Jay Cutler. He was able to do some things on a limited basis,” Bears Head Coach Lovie Smith said. “So it’s looking better for (him) to get him back on the football field.”
Chicago will wisely attempt to keep Cutler’s status in doubt all the way up to Sunday morning, but another clue will emerge later on Friday when the Vikings and Bears are both required to submit their final injury reports of the week.
The same can be said for the Vikings with regard to WR Percy Harvin, who is attempting to nurse an ankle injury back to health in time for Sunday’s game. Harvin has not practiced yet this week, and Vikings Head Coach Leslie Frazier has said multiple times this week that he’d like to see the star receiver practice before playing.
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