Bears quarterback Brian Hoyer breaks arm in game against the Packers

GREENBAY, WI - OCTOBER 20: Quarterback Brian Hoyer #2 of the Chicago Bears passes the ball against the Green Bay Packers in the first quarter at Lambeau Field on October 20, 2016 in Green Bay, Wisconsin. (Photo by Dylan Buell/Getty Images)

GREENBAY, WI - OCTOBER 20: Quarterback Brian Hoyer #2 of the Chicago Bears passes the ball against the Green Bay Packers in the first quarter at Lambeau Field on October 20, 2016 in Green Bay, Wisconsin. (Photo by Dylan Buell/Getty Images)

GREEN BAY – Already struggling with injuries at a number of positions, the Bears quarterback depth appears to have taken another hit on Thursday night.

Early in the second quarter of the team’s game with the Packers at Lambeau Field Brian Hoyer was taken down and landed hard on his left arm. He was taken off the field by athletic trainersĀ and diagnosed with a broken arm.

Backup quarterback Matt Barkley has taken his place in the lineup.

The hit occurred with just over ten minutes to go in the second quarter when Hoyer was hit by both Julius Pepper and Clay Matthews while attempting a pass. Hoyer was slammed down hard onto his left arm and was grabbing it immediately after the play.

Athletic trainers examined the quarterback for a few minutes before helping him to the locker room while holding his left arm. In just over a quarter of action Hoyer was 4-for-11 for 49 yards.

Hoyer was the Bears’ backup quarterback to start the season but was pressed into action in the second game of the season against the Eagles when Jay Cutler was sidelined with a thumb injury on his throwing hand. He threw for 1,345 yards in parts of six games with six touchdowns without an interception.

He led the Bears to their only win of the season in Week 4 against the Lions.