After suffering a concussion two weeks ago, Chicago Bears quarterback Jay Cutler will meet with an independent neurologist on Saturday in hopes of returning to the field this Sunday against Minnesota. Cutler took part in a limited practice on Thursday, and also practiced Friday.
Following Friday's practice, Bears head coach Lovie Smith spoke about Cutler's status. Here are his quotes, via the Chicago Sun-Times:
"He was able to do more today, than he did yesterday," Smith said."He's looking good. ... It's looking better."
Cutler sustained the injury back on November 11 in the Bears 13-6 loss to Houston, and didn't play in Chicago's 32-7 loss last Monday at San Francisco. The injury happened when Texans' linebacker Tim Dobbins hit him in the head. Dobbins was fined $30,000 for the play.
Cutler is currently is listed as questionable on the Bears depth chart, and still needs to pass the final test in the NFL's concussion protocol. If he is cleared by the neurologist, Cutler will play Sunday against Minnesota.