The Bears lost quarterback Jay Cutler to a groin injury in the first half, and their injury-riddled defense couldn’t hold on as the Redskins rallied for a 45-41 victory Sunday at FedEx Field, a report said.
The Bears are 4-3 entering their off week and next play at Green Bay on Monday, Nov. 4.
Roy Helu Jr. scored his third touchdown of the game on a 3-yard run with 45 seconds left to give the Redskins the victory in a game that featured eight lead changes. It capped an 11-play, 80-yard drive against an exhausted Bears defense.
Coach Marc Trestman said after the game that Cutler suffered a groin injury and that he would be re-evaluated Monday. Cutler was taken by golf cart to the team bus and did not address the media. He is expected to undergo on MRI to determine the severity of the injury and the outlook.
“I’m just hopeful that it’s not too serious,” Chicago Tribune quoted Trestman as saying. “This bye comes at a great time because he’ll have a chance to heal up, as will a number of our players.
“We’ll get back to work next week after this bye and get after it and work to get better as a football team. … Getting healthy over the next couple weeks will be a good part of that. You can’t make excuses but it’s going to help, we’ll be a fresher team when we come out of this break.”