That's sheer sarcasm, since you can't see my face.
And I don't read and follow TMZ enough to know whether they are being sarcastic, either.
But they actually have a headline on their website that says, "Jay Cutler -- WALKING Around Los Angeles!!!" Cutler was with his girlfriend, Kristin Cavallari, at a shopping center.
Here's the link, which includes a video. http://www.tmz.com/2011/01/27/jay-cutler-kristin-cavallari-chicago-bears-los-angeles-the-grove-shopping-walking-quaterback-tough/
As noted the other day, with a Grade II MCL tear, a patient can still walk normally. He doesn't need a cane, crutches or even a brace.
"[People say], 'The guy can walk. Well, why can't he play?' It's hard to be mobile with that injury," said Dr. Neal ElAttrache, an orthopedic surgeon at Kerlan-Jobe Orthopaedic Clinic in Los Angeles and team doctor for Los Angeles Dodgers.
Dr. ElAttrache, who performed Tom Brady's reconstructive knee surgery a couple of years ago, added that there was nothing the Bears could do for Cutler, after he stopped playing in the NFC title game against the Green Bay Packers.
"Whether he's in the locker room with ice, or standing on the sideline, there's nothing else that can be done in that situation," ElAttrache said. "That's a pretty straightforward diagnosis."
The season is over, so it's a moot point. But a Grade II MCL tear usually heals from three to six weeks.
The key is to limit swelling and keep a range of motion.
In other words? Much ado about nothing.
Cutler's season is over, and there's no reason he can't eat at restaurants, climb stairs or -- gasp! -- walk and shop.