Chicago Bears quarterback Jay Cutler suffered an medial collateral ligament tear in Sunday's 21-14 loss to the Green Bay Packers, and the team is in the process of determining the grade of the injury, according to the Chicago Sun-Times on Monday.
The Bears have yet to make an official announcement about Cutler's injury.
Cutler was on the sideline after the Bears' opening drive in the second half due to the injured knee. Cutler told reporters after the game that the injury happened on the Bears' final possession of the second quarter before he threw an interception. He played the rest of the half and tried to go back in the third, but he aggravated it.
"We gave it a go that first series, but I couldn't really plant and throw, so they kind of pulled me," Cutler said Sunday.
Cutler's injury prompted unkind speculation from other players around the league on Twitter, but Bears linebacker Brian Urlacher vehemently defended Cutler to reporters after the loss.
"Jay was hurt," Urlacher said. "I don’t question his toughness. He’s tough as hell. He’s one of the toughest guys on our team. No, we don’t question his toughness."