Chris Sweda, Chicago Tribune
November 20, 2011
Chicago Bears quarterback Jay Cutler (6) leaves the field after defeating the San Diego Chargers 31-20 at Soldier Field. Chicago Bears coach Lovie Smith said he was unaware of Cutler's injury during his postgame news conference at Soldier Field after the Bears' victory. "It takes a little bit of time," Smith said about the delay in the news coming out. "You start evaluating it afterward. He felt his thumb a little bit. All guys who played yesterday felt something. When we did more tests a little bit later on in the evening, that's when we found out."