GREEN BAY, WI (WSAU) Green Bay Packers’ running back James Starks could miss the rest of the season with a knee injury suffered in last Sunday’s home win over Minnesota.
E-S-P-N-Milwaukee said Starks did not tear an A-C-L ligament – but his right knee is hurt badly enough to sit out. The report says Starks is at risk of becoming the 10th Packer on injured reserve.
Vikings’ corner Josh Robinson hit Starks’ right knee on a one-yard run in the fourth quarter last Sunday. The third-year pro limped off the field, but returned for three more carries. He ended the game with 66 yards on 15 carries – and he scored the Packers’ first rushing touchdown in almost two months.
With Cedric Benson out, Starks and second-year pro Alex Green have been sharing the duties at running back. Rusher DuJuan Harris was promoted from the team’s practice squad last weekend. It’s possible that fullback John Kuhn could get more carries. The Packers also have running back Johnny White, but has not been cleared to return from a concussion suffered 10 days ago.
The Packers will start practicing today for their Sunday night home game against Detroit. Green Bay leads the N-F-C North Division at 8-and-4, with a tie-breaker over Chicago which has the same record.