GREEN BAY – The weekly carnage that is Thursday night football arrived in Green Bay this week, making for one extensive injury report.
On the Green Bay Packers' side, seven players were ruled out of Thursday's game against the Chicago Bears. The list consists of running backs Eddie Lacy (ankle) and James Starks (knee), cornerbacks Damarious Randall (groin) and Quinten Rollins (groin), tight end Jared Cook (ankle), safety Chris Banjo (hamstring) and receiver Jared Abbrederis (quadriceps).
It isn't much prettier from Chicago's perspective. Receiver Eddie Royal (toe) and cornerback Deiondre' Hall (ankle) were ruled out of Thursday's game, while defensive lineman Eddie Goldman (ankle), running back Jeremy Langford (ankle) and quarterback Jay Culter (thumb) were listed as doubtful. Brian Hoyer is expected to start his fifth straight game replacing Cutler.
Former Packers left guard Josh Sitton (ankle) also was listed as doubtful. Sitton, who spent his first eight seasons in Green Bay, will make his first return to Lambeau Field since becoming a surprise casualty of final cuts at the end of training camp. Sitton signed with the Bears one day after the Packers released him.
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