Jay Cutler played in home opener with injured thumb from Texans game: report

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CHICAGO -- Bears quarterback Jay Cutler could be out of action for a while after re-injuring the thumb on his throwing hand in the home opener loss to the Eagles.

Cutler was hurt during a sack and fumble in the third quarter Monday night. On the next possession he threw an interception then left the game.

The Sun Times reports that Cutler injured his right thumb last week against the Texans and was playing with ligament damage Monday night. A source told the Times that this injury typically results in a three- to four-week absence.

Cutler injured that same thumb in 2011 and needed surgery. He's being evaluated Tuesday.