Jay Cutler walked up a step to the media-room lectern Wednesday afternoon confident that his bruised left leg would allow him to make an honest effort at being able to play Sunday in Kansas City — although he stopped short of saying he’d definitely be ready for the game.
“I’d like to say I would (be), but we’ve still got a little ways to go. We’ll see how it feels.
“We’ll try,” he added. “We did a little walk-through (earlier Wednesday afternoon) and it felt all right. I’m sure Patrick (Ramsey) is going to get a majority of the reps, but I’ll be out there.”
At the very least, Cutler was well protected Wednesday as he hit the practice field. His left leg was covered from the bottom of his shorts to his socks, making him look a little like Luke Skywalker hanging out at his aunt and uncle’s moisture farm on Tatooine. But when the full practice began an hour after his press conference, he was in uniform, smiling and joking with teammates Ramsey and Mike Leach while conversing with Head Coach Mike Shanahan.
“I feel all right,” Cutler said. “I feel better. I’m still sore and we’ll take it day by day.”
But just being able to do that was a bright sign for the quarterback, who feared the worst before learning the results of his Monday MRI examination.
“”I was really relieved,” he said. “To get the MRI back and see that it was just a deep bruise and that nothing was cracked, it was a relief. It’s a bruise, so I can go ahead and push it. If it hurts, it hurts, but it’s not going to get any worse.”
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