Collins replaces injured Cutler for Bears

UPDATE: Collins’ stint at QB didn’t last long because he was ineffective. Caleb Hanie, the No. 3 QB, took over with 57 seconds remaining in the third quarter, meaning Cutler and Collins can’t return.

Any hope of a Bears comeback against the Packers now rests on the right arm of Todd Collins.

Collins replaced starting QB Jay Cutler on Chicago’s second possession of the second half Sunday. The Bears later announced that Cutler was questionable to return because of a knee injury.

According to various reports from the game, Cutler was late coming out of the locker room at halftime and at one point rode a stationary bike on the sideline. He was on the field for the Bears’ first possession of the half, but he missed on his only pass attempt.

It stands to reason that Cutler was injured during the first half and tried to play with the injury but just isn’t able to go. If Cutler is injured seriously enough to be on the sideline during an NFC Championship Game, it appears doubtful we’ll see him again.

Cutler was 6-of-13 passing for 80 yards with an interception.

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