Chris Spencer injures hand

Updated: October 3, 2011, 1:41 PM ET
By Michael C. Wright | ESPNChicago.com

CHICAGO -- Injuries continued to pile up for the Chicago Bears with backup Chris Spencer -- who started at right guard for Lance Louis -- leaving Sunday's 34-29 win over the Carolina Panthers in the first quarter with a hand injury.

Bears coach Lovie Smith confirmed Monday that Spencer suffered a minor fracture in his hand. Smith sounded optimistic that Spencer, who returned in the second half, would be ready to play against the Detroit Lions next Monday night.

"Whenever you have ...

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