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Sources: Jay Cutler surgery Wednesday

Updated: November 23, 2011, 11:12 AM ET
By Jeff Dickerson | ESPNChicago.com

CHICAGO -- Chicago Bears quarterback Jay Cutler will undergo surgery on his fractured right thumb on Wednesday in Vail, Colo., according to sources familiar with the situation.

Bears coach Lovie Smith said Monday that he believes Cutler could return to the field near the tail end of the regular season.

"The plan is to get him back at the latter part of the regular season," Smith told reporters. "This is what I wanted to know, 'Was it a season-ending injury?' No. From what ...

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