Jay Cutler injury: Conflicting information on the return of Bears QB

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The Chicago Bears could get back their quarterback at the beginning of December.

Update: There are now reports Jay Cutler suffered ligament damage in addition to his high ankle sprain, which puts the return date in jeopardy.

Chicago Bears quarterback Jay Cutler missed a Week 11 game against the Baltimore Ravens, but is set to return Dec. 1 when his team faces the Minnesota Vikings -- according to a report from Ian Rapoport.

Cutler suffered a high ankle sprain the week he returned from a groin injury. He has already been ruled out Week 12 against the St. Louis Rams by head coach Mark Trestman, as Chicago will once again turn to backup Josh McCown.

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The injury has raised questions about the Bears' quarterback position as McCown has been reliable filling in for Cutler. He has posted a passer rating of 100.0, throwing five touchdowns while no turning the ball over. There's no controversy inside the locker room with coaches and teammates siding with Cutler, but it will be interesting to see what happens moving forward if McCown remains hot.

Chicago face a relatively-easy three game stretch that sees them play Minnesota, Dallas and Cleveland.

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