Bears quarterback Jay Cutler said he hopes to begin throwing in a few weeks as he recovers from surgery on his right thumb. Cutler broke the thumb against the Chargers on Nov. 20, and has missed the past two games -- both losses as the Bears fell to 7-5. "We were doing some grip stuff this past week, trying to get some flexibility and mobility back in there," Cutler said Wednesday on "The Waddle & Silvy Show" on ESPN 1000. "The next couple of weeks hopefully I'll be able to throw the football and hopefully some of this pain subsides." During Cutler's Nov. 23 surgery, doctors inserted three screws and two pins to stabilize the right thumb. "Everything is kind of on track, it's just a matter of letting that bone really heal and maybe taking the pins out, maybe not," he said. "It's just time and time is not really on our side right now, but that's the only thing we can really do."