What is wrong with Jay Cutler’s hand? (Photo)

Oct 10, 2013; Chicago, IL, USA; Chicago Bears quarterback Jay Cutler (6) during the second quarter against the New York Giants at Soldier Field. Mandatory Credit: Rob Grabowski-USA TODAY Sports

Playing quarterback might be the glory position on the field, but that doesn’t mean it’s immune to injury – despite the NFL doing what they can to protect signal callers.

Case in point? Jay Cutler.

The Chicago Bears quarterback returned to the lineup today after suffering a nasty groin injury during his Week 7 matchup against the Washington Redskins. Cutler wasn’t supposed to be back yet as his best case return date was around a month, but the tough quarterback decided to return early and was rewarded with a quick 32-yard touchdown pass to Brandon Marshall.

Hopefully for Bears fans, he’ll be able to continue with those throws, though considering what’s going on with Cutler’s hand – that may be a problem.

Some crafty camera work caught Cutler lined up for a snap, which showed the quarterback’s hand looking like something out of a horror movie.

While we saw similar problems from Tom Brady a few weeks back, who had more of a swollen hand, Cutler’s looks as if something has shifted under the skin. Of course, it’s likely just swollen, but ouch.

H/T WorldofIssac

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  • Lloyd

    It looked to me as though it was probably a burst blood vessel in his hand. I’ve done the same (also playing football) and thought I’d broken it at first, but with a little ice the swelling goes down pretty quickly (literally, ten minutes or so) as the blood disperses. It won’t be significnat at all. (Standard disclaimer: IANAD)