Posted October 10, 2012 on
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Packers running back Cedric Benson was placed on injured reserve Wednesday, but designated to return.
His loss is another blow to Green Bay's struggling offense.
Benson sprained his left foot in Sunday's 30-27 loss at Indianapolis. He must sit out eight games before he can return, though he's eligible to practice after six weeks. Green Bay coach Mike McCarthy says a foot sprain is a tough injury to recover from, but the Packers (2-3) are ''optimistic'' Benson will be able to return for the last four weeks of the season.
Benson has been the workhorse of Green Bay's running game, getting 71 of the team's 111 carries and rushing for 248 yards. Alex Green, James Starks and Brandon Saine are expected to share the load in Benson's absence.
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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...
The Green Bay Packers look to get back to their winning ways this weekend in a tough matchup against the undefeated Houston Texans.Both teams are coming off weeks in which they received bad news regarding key players and injuries.Green Bay found out that Cedric Benson will be out a majority of the season and could possibly be out for the entire season. The Houston Texans found...
Green Bay Packers running back Cedric Benson was placed on injured reserve Wednesday, but a "designated to return" tag was added, which means he might be back this season. Benson sprained his left foot in Sunday's loss to the Indianapolis Colts, and by being placed on injured reserve, he must sit out eight games. He's eligible to return in Week 14 against...
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.
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.
According to Tyler Dunne of the Milwaukee Journal Sentinel, Alex Green will get the first crack at the Green Bay Packers’ starting running back job while Cedric Benson is out.Packers head coach Mike McCarthy also confirmed that they’ll ride the hot hand between both Green and James Starks.
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.
The Packers head into week 6 (2-3) facing debatably the NFL’s best team in the Houston Texans. Last year the Packers only lost once in the regular season and to the shock of many 2-4 might be staring at them right in the face.
That being said let’s not right off the Packers this week just yet. Vegas currently have the Packers as 3 point underdogs against the hot Texans...