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Bears QB Hoyer suffers broken left arm vs. Packers

USA TODAY Sports' Lorenzo Reyes looks at the three biggest story lines heading into this week. USA TODAY Sports

The Chicago Bears have another significant injury at quarterback.

Starter Brian Hoyer suffred a broken left arm in Thursday's game against the Green Bay Packers after taking a hit in the second quarter.

Hoyer was hit by Packers linebackers Julius Peppers and Clay Matthews while following through on a third-down incompletion. After remaining on the field for an extended period and then going to the sidelines, he was taken to the locker room for further evaluation. The team ruled him out for the remainder of the game shortly after, and the Bears said after halftime that Hoyer had broken his arm.

With Jay Cutler inactive and still recovering from a thumb injury he sustained in Week 2, Matt Barkley entered the game to replace Hoyer. Barkley completed just six of 15 passes for 81 yards and two interceptions in the Bears' 26-10 loss.

Bears coach John Fox said after the game that he was unsure whether Cutler would be available for next Sunday's game against the Minnesota Vikings.

"He's getting closer," Fox said of Cutler.

Chicago has no other quarterbacks on its active roster or practice squad.

Hoyer completed four of 11 passes for 49 yards before exiting the contest.

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