Chicago Bears injury update: Jay Cutler and Lance Briggs out several weeks with injuries

Geoff Burke-USA TODAY Sports

The Chicago Bears announced a couple of significant injury updates this afternoon.

Chicago Bears starting quarterback Jay Cutler was knocked out in the 2nd quarter of Sunday's contest versus the Washington Redskins, and the team announced Monday that Cutler's injury is a torn muscle in his groin, sidelining him at least 4 weeks.

Also announced was a broken bone in starting linebacker Lance Briggs' shoulder, which will sideline him around 6 weeks.

Cornerback Charles Tillman is nursing the same knee injury he has dealt with all season long, and the team did not announce any prognosis.  He will remain under evaluation through the Bye week before the team releases any further information.

As insurance, the Chicago Bears are expected to sign quarterback Jordan Palmer to back up Josh McCown, who will take over the reins while Cutler is out.

Stay tuned to Windy City Gridiron for further updates from the team as they are made available.

Chicago has two weeks to prepare for their next game, which will be November 4th versus the Packers on Monday Night Football.

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