Bears rule out Spencer, Hester

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Of the six Bears starters who were injured on Sunday against the Vikings, half of them officially won’t play in Week 13.

Guard Lance Louis previously had been placed on injured reserve.  Ruled out on Thursday for a home game against the Seahawks were guard Chris Spencer (knee) and receiver Devin Hester (concussion).

The other three practiced Thursday on a limited basis, with ankle injuries:  linebacker Lane Briggs, running back Matt Forte, and cornerback Charles Tillman.

The 8-3 Bears hold a one-game lead over the 7-4 Packers in the NFC North.