Brian Hoyer suffers broken arm against Packers
Brian Hoyer suffered a broken arm in the Chicago Bears’ game against the Green Bay Packers on Thursday night.
Hoyer left the game for X-rays after being hit hard by two Bears defenders during the first half.
CBS reporter Tracy Wolfson later reported that Bears head coach John Fox said Hoyer suffered a broken left arm on the play.
Former fourth-round pick Matt Barkley replaced Hoyer in the game. Barkley had not completed a pass in the NFL since 2013 prior to Thursday’s game against the Packers.
First-string quarterback Jay Cutler is recovering from a thumb injury suffered in Week 2. He would be the team’s likely starter when healthy given Hoyer’s injury. The Bears may have to consider adding another quarterback in light of Hoyer’s injury.
Thursday night games have not been kind to Hoyer. Three years ago he was injured in a game for the Browns on a slide that resulted in a torn ACL.