After going under the knife, Bears quarterback Brian Hoyer will be out for a while. The good news is that he might not be done for the season. The veteran’s updated timetable for recovery is now 6-8 weeks, Adam Caplan of ESPN.com tweets. After a few days, the Bears will evaluate Hoyer and make a roster decision.
If he’s placed on IR, Hoyer will be out of action until Week 16 at the earliest. However, if he is left on the roster and his radius heals up quickly, he could return to action in Week 14 to face the Lions in Detroit.
Hoyer was thrust into the lineup during Week 2 when Jay Cutler went down with a sprained thumb. On the year, Hoyer completed more than 68% of his passes for 1,396 yards, six touchdowns, and no interceptions. Unfortunately, his injury will sideline him for much of the season.
As of this writing, Matt Barkley stands as the Bears’ only certifiably healthy quarterback. With no QBs on the practice squad, they are likely to sign another signal caller this week if Cutler cannot go against the Vikings on Monday night. If Cutler is healthy, he is expected to start.
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