(CHICAGO) — With their season in flux, the Chicago Bears need all the good news they can get. It appears they got some on Friday.
After reports that quarterback Jay Cutler had a mild MCL sprain surfaced earlier in the day, head coach Lovie Smith refuted that there was anything wrong with the knee.
“What knee? Believe me, I know there is a guy that reported that there is a problem with the knee, but there is no problem with the knee,” Smith said. “Jay is good to go. We are hoping he’ll play the best game he’s ever been able to play.”
He is listed as probable for the Bear’s upcoming matchup with the Green Bay Packers.
Cutler has been also dealing with a neck injury suffered on a hit during the Bear’s loss to the Minnesota Vikings last week. He had a concussion earlier in the season that caused him to miss some time.
The Bears sit one game behind the Green Bay Packers in the NFC North.
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Madison Park, Keith Allen and Andreas Preuss, CNN