Fox: Bears QB Jay Cutler has sprained thumb

The Bears might have to prepare for life without quarterback Jay Cutler -- at least in Week 3.

Cutler suffered a right thumb sprain during Monday's loss to the Eagles and currently is considered day to day, head coach John Fox told reporters Tuesday.

Related players: Brian Hoyer

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The NFL.com story went on to say Fox said it doesn't appear that Cutler will need surgery on his thumb. This is a positive development after NFL Network Insider Ian Rapoport reported the Bears were preparing for a lengthy absence for Cutler, while other reports said it could be a six-month recovery time if he needed surgery - threatening Cutler's season.

CSN Chicago is reporting Cutler played through ligament damage from Week 1 and could miss extended time. According to one of their sources, it's a typical three-to-four week injury Cutler is dealing with.

As of right now it appears Hoyer may have to play at least in Week 3.

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