Injury may sideline linebacker Wayne

GREEN BAY – Nate Wayne, the Packers' high-energy, high-impact linebacker, could miss two games after bruising his hip and back in Green Bay's 17-7 win against the Chicago Bears at Lambeau Field.<p>

Wayne got hurt with 3:52 left in the first quarter when Bears quarterback Jim Miller ran three yards for a first down on fourth-and-1 at the Packers 47. Wayne apparently fell on the shoe of running back Anthony Thomas.

X-rays taken in the second quarter were inconclusive, and Wayne was scheduled to evaluated today. Wayne walked to the locker room, but appeared on crutches after the game.

"I just fell awkward," he said. "I fell over of some guy's shoe. It scared me, and there is a lot of pain right now."

Backup linebacker Chris Gizzi took over for Wayne and finished with four tackles. Gizzi started the third game of the season against the Carolina Panthers when Wayne was hurt.

Wayne had five tackles in the first quarter before leaving, and his total led the Packers at halftime. Wayne also led the team in tackles with 92 coming into Sunday's game. He also had 5.5 sacks, 3 interceptions, 2 fumble recoveries and knocked down seven passes.


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