The Green Bay Packers placed running back Eddie Lacy on injured reserve before Thursday's game, as he will undergo ankle surgery. Lacy played with a sprained ankle last Sunday against the Cowboys and was held to just 65 yards on 17 carries. He is expected to return late in the season if surgery goes as planned.
Lacy will be an unrestricted free agent at season's end, and is averaging 5.1 yards per carry in his fourth season with Green Bay. The Packers did acquire running back Knile Davis from the Chiefs, and promoted Don Jackson from the practice squad to fill in for the injured starter.
The other injury took place during Thursday night's game, as Bears backup quarterback, Brian Hoyer, left the game with a broken forearm. He did undergo surgery over the weekend and is expected to miss eight weeks.
The injury occurred in the second quarter of a 26-10 loss to Green Bay, when Julius Peppers and Clay Matthews took him down hard. Hoyer was able to walk off the field under his own power, but was done for the night, finishing 4-of-11 for 49 yards.
Matt Barkley took over in that game and will most likely start their next game on Halloween night against the Minnesota Vikings. That is unless Jay Cutler is cleared to play, which Chicago is still unsure on when that will be. Cutler has not played since injuring his thumb in week 2. If he sits another game out, the Bears will be forced to sign another quarterback with Barkley being the only healthy QB on the roster.