Bears quarterback Jay Cutler left Sunday's 21-19 loss to the Detroit Lions late in the fourth quarter with what the team is calling a sprained left ankle.
Initial tests, done at Soldier Field, came back negative, according to Bears coach Marc Trestman.
Cutler returned to action Sunday exactly 21 days after tearing a muscle in his left groin on Oct. 20 against the Washington Redskins.
Cutler said he sprained the ankle just before halftime. He left the game with 2:17 remaining.
Perhaps the good news for Cutler is he seemed to survive the groin injury that kept him out the last few weeks, but the team won't know more about the ankle until Monday. Josh McCown replaced Cutler late in the game, and if Cutler were to miss time, McCown would start. McCown's played pretty well in place of Cutler when given the chance.