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GREEN BAY, Wis. -- A loss to the Colts was not the only issue for the Packers coming out of Sunday's game in Indianapolis. The injuries to running back Cedric Benson (foot), tight end Jermichael Finley (shoulder) and nose tackle B.J. Raji (ankle) were all serious enough that none of those three were able to return to the game.Benson's foot injury appears to be the most problematic, with coach Mike McCarthy announcing Monday that the team will be without its leading rusher in Week 6 against the Houston Texans."He clearly won't be available this week," McCarthy said. "What's going on with Cedric, he had initial work done this morning and then Dr. (Pat) Mckenzie asked for more work this afternoon. I saw Cedric before the team meeting, and Dr. Mckenzie had to go to surgery. We have not discussed the later testing that's gone on."McCarthy added that Benson is currently wearing a walking boot for protection. Benson had gained 20 yards on seven carries and also had two receptions for 21 yards against the Colts before having to be carted to the locker room early in the second quarter.With Benson out at least one game, the Packers will now turn to second-year running back Alex Green. In nine carries Sunday, Green ran for 55 yards, including a 41-yard burst late in the game that led to a go-ahead touchdown on the next play. This will also create an opportunity for James Starks to get another chance in the running game. Starks, who missed nearly two months after suffering a turf toe injury in the first preseason game, has been a healthy inactive in Green Bay's last two games.Raji is also in a walking boot following the ankle injury that he suffered in Sunday's game. However, McCarthy said that Raji will "have a chance (to play) this week."The news was similarly optimistic for Finley, who McCarthy said also "has a chance to make it this week."Follow Paul Imig on Twitter
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Just when the Green Bay Packers looked like they were finally getting a solid running game going, the injury bug struck.Early reports indicate that the Packers newest running back, Cedric Benson, will be out six to eight weeks and possibly even longer. If you look at this situation from an optimist point of view, Benson will be back for week 12 against the Giants. But the reality...
Green Bay Packers running back Cedric Benson left Sunday’s game after a leg injury. Benson had his leg rolled up at the end of a three yard catch early in the second quarter.
Benson was able to leave the field but was carted to the locker room. Alex Green replaced him.
Benson had totaled 41 yards prior to the injury.
Benson had 228 yards gained at 3.6 yards per carry entering this game.
GREEN BAY, Wis. -- Packers running back Cedric Benson has been placed on injured reserve after suffering a Lisfranc injury to his left foot Sunday. But unlike previous NFL seasons, Benson will have a chance to get back on the field later this year due to a new league rule that allows each team to designate one player for a possible return.
With Benson being given that designation...
On Sunday evening, Cedric Benson said he wasn't concerned about a foot injury that knocked him out of the game at Indianapolis. On Monday evening, ESPN reported that Benson would be out at least eight weeks with a Lisfranc injury.
Green Bay Packers running back Cedric Benson was carted off the field at Lucas Oil Stadium in Indianapolis with a foot injury. The team announced his return was questionable. With No. 2 running back James Starks in active, the Packers were left with fullback John Kuhn and Alex Green as tailback options without Benson.
According to ESPN’s Adam Schefter, the Green Bay Packers have ruled out running back Cedric Benson from playing in Sunday’s game against the Texans.Benson suffered a foot injury during yesterday’s loss to the Colts.
A 21-3 halftime lead for the Green Bay Packers was the type of first-half performance that the team expected. The second half, however, was a struggle for the Packers in nearly every area of the game as Green Bay (2-3) lost to the Indianapolis Colts, 30-27.
Five things we learned from the Packers' loss:
1. A loss that can't happen:
If the Packers are going to be a legitimate...
The twists and turns of the 2012 NFL season continue to unfurl, and not even the old officials can stave off the surprises each week seems to bring.The Indianapolis Colts, just days after learning of Head Coach Chuck Pagano's diagnosis with leukemia, overcame a 21-3 halftime deficit to beat the visiting Green Bay Packers 30-27 in a game that could come back to haunt the 2010...
According to the Green Bay Press-Gazette via Rotoworld.com, the Packers will likely consider starting James Starks at running back with Cedric Benson out for at least the next eight weeks.Starks looked very unimpressive during the preseason and hasn’t played yet in the regular season because of a turf toe injury. Alex Green will also likely get some carries this Sunday against the Texans.