Bears QB Jay Cutler on his radio show Monday said he had been fitted that day for a smaller hard cast.
"He’s got the sprain, but there’s stability there, enough stability that they could take it off," HC Marc Trestman said.
Trestman would not go so far as to say the cast removal increases his optimism about Cutler's availability for the Vikings game on Dec. 1.
"I’m going to stay on a just week-to-week because I’ve stayed pretty consistent with (that)," Trestman said. "I’m really not the doctor. They tell me it’s week-to-week. I try not to put myself in a position where I get overly optimistic about these things. I just take them as they come, so I look at it as being week-to-week right now, and we’ll see where he is on Monday."
The latest report/rumor is that Cutler will return in Week 13, though the team continues to call him "week to week."