The Arizona Cardinals’ Larry Fitzgerald might know what Jay Cutler is going through more than most people who have voiced their opinions.

In an August 2010 game against the Houston Texans, Fitzgerald took a shot to his knee and sprained his medial collateral ligament. Not only did he suffer the same injury as Cutler, but he know what it’s like to be a high-profile player in the NFL.

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Fitzgerald joined the Boers and Bernstein Show on Thursday and Cutler’s injury and the controversy that followed was an important topic of conversation.

Fitzgerald on spraining his MCL:
“It was not a painful injury, but you just don’t have any mobility…when you’re stopping and starting you feel like your knee is in space…There’s no resistance when you’re stopping. It just feels so loose. I couldn’t plan. I couldn’t cut. So those things that are required for my position I just could do.”

LISTEN: Larry Fitzgerald On The Boers And Bernstein Show

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Fitzgerald on Cutler being removed from the game:
“No, I know for a fact that you can’t play as effective as you normally would. I can understand and sympathize for Jay with the way he was feeling. If you’re not playing at your best your not usually giving your team the best option. That’s part of what comes with the game when you’re playing the quarterback position, you’re always going to be scrutinized.

LISTEN: Larry Fitzgerald On The Boers And Bernstein Show

Fitzgerald on Cutler’s personality and toughness:
“I don’t know him that well. I’ve always been a big fan of his. A guy who is able to battle through diabetes, something that’s a debilitating disease. He’s been able to fight through that and overcome that. I think that speaks volumes for his toughness. You know, that’s a disease that destroys people’s bodies and he’s able to fight through it and overcome. So I have a tremendous amount of respect for the guy.”

LISTEN: Larry Fitzgerald On The Boers And Bernstein Show

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