Nov 17, 2013; Chicago, IL, USA; Chicago Bears quarterback Jay Cutler (6) on the sidelines during the first quarter against the Baltimore Ravens at Soldier Field. Mandatory Credit: Rob Grabowski-USA TODAY Sports

Jay Cutler not expected to play vs. Minnesota Vikings; Has high-ankle sprain?

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The Chicago Bears likely won’t need Jay Culter against the Minnesota Vikings in Week 13, which is a good thing considering the quarterback isn’t likely to play as he recovers from what is apparently a high-ankle sprain.

Cutler was rumored to have ligament damage to his ankle, an injury he suffered in Week 10. He has originally targeted his return date to be Week 13 against the Minnesota Vikings, but that was quickly shot down after the ligament rumors began to pop up.

However, according to head coach Marc Trestman, Cutler is simply dealing with a high-ankle sprain. Whatever the case, he’s not expected to take the field:

Jay Cutler not expected to play Sunday vs. #Vikings, according to Marc Trestman.

No return date was given for Cutler, though, it should be noted that Trestman did suggest that he was confident Cutler would return this season – he just didn’t say when.

Josh McCown will continue to start in Cutler’s absence.

Cutler will likely attempt to give it a go in Week 14 barring some type of setback.

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