Bears Head Coach John Fox spoke Monday about Jay Cutler's injury saying that the quarterback suffered a strained hamstring in the team's Sunday loss to the Cardinals.
Fox also said that he will provide more updates on Wednesday after Cutler undergoes further tests. Wednesday is also the first day that the Bears are required to submit an injury report, per NFL rules.
As for which quarterback will start Sunday's game against the Seattle Seahawks, Fox wasn't willing to discuss that decision at this point, comparing it to knowing the outcome of the coin toss in that game.
According to multiple reports, sources said Cutler will miss at least two weeks and Jimmy Clausen will start.
#Bears QB Jay Cutler is out at least two weeks with a hamstring injury, per source. Jimmy Clausen gets an extended chance to start.
— Ian Rapoport (@RapSheet) September 21, 2015
Bears QB Jay Cutler will miss at least 2 weeks with hamstring injury, per sources. Jimmy Clausen now starts. The Bears declined comment.
— Adam Schefter (@AdamSchefter) September 21, 2015
— Patrick Finley (@patrickfinley) September 21, 2015
The Bears declined to comment on the news.
Cutler was forced to leave the game with the injury after he was shoved to the ground on an interception return by the Arizona Cardinals.
Jimmy Clausen came into the game in relief of Cutler, who was looked at by trainers and immediately sent to the locker room following the interception.
On the play, Cutler threw a pass well behind tight end Martellus Bennett, and the ball was intercepted by Tony Jefferson. As Jefferson brought the ball back toward the end zone, Cutler attempted to tackle him, and he was stiff-armed to the ground as the cornerback scored to make it a 28-14 game.
Cutler left the game and did not return, and after the game head coach John Fox said that the quarterback had suffered a pulled hamstring and will undergo further tests on Monday.
If Cutler is on the shelf for an extended period, the Bears will likely look to Clausen to remain the starter, but there are questions about who the team would choose as the back-up. David Fales is a possibility, as he is currently on the team's practice squad, but other options are available on the free agent market.
Some fans have been clamoring for a Tim Tebow reunion with Adam Gase, but there are other players available as well including former Bears QB Rex Grossman and former Packers and Raiders QB Matt Flynn.