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Jay Cutler Injury Update: Bears QB heads to locker room in 2nd quarter vs Cardinals

Jay Cutler injured on pick-6 at end of 2nd quarter.

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With just over 3:00 left in the 3rd quarter, Jay Cutler threw an interception to Tony Jefferson, which was returned for a touchdown.  On that play, the Bears quarterback tried to make the tackle, but face-planted and landed hard on his throwing arm.

Cutler was taken to the locker room for evaluation, and Jimmy Clausen will take over to close out the period.

UPDATE: Cutler ruled OUT with hamstring injury and will not return.

The pick-6 gave the Cardinals a 28-14 lead.

Up to that point, Cutler was 8/8 for 120 yards and 1 TD.  He had been in command of the offense, looking good with the plays Adam Gase was drawing up.  Cutler was showing his athleticism, keeping plays and drives alive with his feet, and looked comfortable rolling out of the pocket.

However, for the second week in a row, out of nowhere he makes an awful decision and throws the ball where he shouldn't have.

The Bears will run with Clausen for the remainder of the game.  There are no other QB's active today, as the #3 is David Fales, who is on the Practice Team.

How long will Cutler be out?  Stay tuned...