Bears Wrap: McCown Guides Offense
Jeff Dickerson and Michael Wright recap the Bears’ 27-20 win over the Packers.
Bears Wrap: McCown Guides Offense
Chicago Bears quarterback Jay Cutler indicated Tuesday that his return for Sunday’s sport against the Detroit Lions isn’t a certainty as he continues to go through the rehabilitation course of from a torn groin muscle.
Injured on Oct. 20 against the Washington Redskins, Cutler stated he had hoped to be back for Monday night’s game towards the Green Bay Packers. Although he’s utilized unconventional methods to speed up the restoration, corresponding to platelet wealthy plasma treatments, an ARP machine and a strict diet, the quarterback mentioned he does not have a say on how soon he returns.
Team docs advised Cutler, coach Marc Trestman and common manager Phil Emery that the timetable for restoration is a minimal of 4 weeks.
“I was aiming for the Green Bay recreation, and that didn’t occur. So I don’t suppose we can say I will be on the market for the Detroit game,” Cutler stated Tuesday on ESPN a thousand’s “The Jay Cutler Show.”
“We’re making an attempt everything we will to get on the market. It feels good, but I have never practiced. I have not been in a live scenario and executed all the cuts and the drops and noticed how it felt but. So can’t inform you. I want I may. I wish I may say, ‘Yeah, we’ll be on the market.’
“However I think the way in which that [backup] Josh [McCown] is playing, we be ok with that and we do not want to get into the state of affairs where I am on the market and I get back every week too soon and I’m set again one other 4 to 6 weeks. So I’m just gonna be good with it.”
Regardless of the four-week minimum prognosis for Cutler’s recovery, the quarterback final week said his aim was to return sooner.
Filling in for Cutler on his radio weekly radio show last week, receiver Brandon Marshall mentioned that in a “worst-case state of affairs,” the quarterback would return for Sunday’s sport.
When the Bears (5-three) host the Lions (5-3) on Sunday, 21 days may have handed since Cutler sustained the harm.
Cutler stated the therapeutic process has moved alongside shortly because “I’ve simply done plenty of rehab,” and that the original 4-week minimum prognosis concerned the recovery timeframe for somebody that “sort of let it heal itself and [took] it straightforward,” versus the aggressive strategy he is taken.
“We have carried out some stuff that isn’t simply straight ice and [muscle] stim[ulation]. There’s an ARP machine there. We did PRP. We’ve achieved loads of various things,” Cutler said. “The trainers, the Bears have executed an ideal job, Bobby [Slater, the assistant head athletic coach and director of rehabilitation] and those guys, of serving to me get again.
Bears quarterback Jay Cutler has been out since tearing a groin muscle at Washington in Week 7.
“We have kind of attacked this factor head on, thrown a variety of completely different methods at it, and simply tried to keep the blood flowing there.”
An ARP machine (Accelerated Restoration Efficiency) is a unit that helps heal tender-tissue accidents quickly by sending a direct present to an injured space, along with a background current that the machine’s creators consider allows for deeper penetration. PRP therapies contain the injection of a patient’s own platelets into the injured space. The platelets are reported to have development components that help in therapeutic.”
Bears operating back Matt Forte has additionally utilized an ARP machine and PRP treatments prior to now to hurry up the healing process.
Cutler has also restricted his eating regimen in his bid to return to the sphere.
“Simply keeping your sugar levels, try to maintain them as stage as attainable,” Cutler said. “It is onerous in your physique trying to heal an damage and likewise break down quite a few quantities of carbs that we eat and all kinds of different stuff.”
But Cutler could not put a percentage on the place he is at in rehabilitation. Requested if he was seventy five p.c healthy, Cutler mentioned, “I don’t know.”
“We haven’t finished football-particular stuff to essentially inform me where I’m at. I have not pushed that button and said, ‘Hey, let’s go do a bunch of drops. Let’s roll out. Let’s throw and see the place we’re at,'” Cutler said. “I can do some lunges and stuff for you. But that’s not gonna inform me [I] can get out of the way of a defensive lineman.
“We’ve a walkthrough tomorrow. We’re working towards Thursday. Hopefully we’ll see if we are able to do some stuff out there. If not, we’re in additional than capable palms [with McCown]. I think Chicago would agree.”
But even if Cutler wished to play Sunday, the choice won’t be in his arms.
“I’m not gonna just stroll within the building and be like, ‘Hey, I’m able to go,'” Cutler mentioned. “Doctors have got to OKAY it. I’ve got to prove to them that I can protect myself on the market, [that I] can do the whole lot that we need to do at the quarterback position. We’ve nonetheless obtained some hurdles to go through.”
Cutler acknowledged that the waiting is difficult, but he believes in McCown’s ability to get the job performed during his absence.
In somewhat more than six quarters during the last two games, McCown has completed 36 of sixty one passes for 476 yards, three touchdowns and no interceptions whereas generating passer rankings of 119.6 and 90.7 over the previous two video games.
“I want to be on the market. I wanted to be on the market Monday night time. It is just arduous seeing how much time and effort the rest of the fellows within the offense and the rest of the fellows on the group put in and not having the ability to assist and do my part. That’s the toughest part,” Cutler stated. “But that is why we have now Josh. That is why Josh takes his job so significantly: for conditions like that. I’ve simply got to belief in the truth that he’s gonna go out there, he’s gonna do everything he can do to help us win
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