Report: Bears' Cutler out with broken thumb

Bears quarterback Jay Cutler is reportedly to-eight weeks with a broken thumb on his right throwing hand, according to the Chicago Tribune.

The newspaper said Cutler was injured trying to prevent a touchdown on an interception return by San Diego's Antoine Cason in the fourth quarter of Sunday's 31-20 victory over the Chargers.

Cutler played the rest of the game and finished with 286 yards and two touchdowns on 18-of-31 passing.

Bears head coach Lovie Smith did not mention the injury during his post-game press conference.

Chicago (7-3) is tied with Detroit for second place in the NFC North.