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Pro Sports Daily:
Green Bay Packers running back Cedric Benson, who injured his foot in Sunday's loss to Indianapolis, will not play in next Sunday's game against Houston, Packers coach Mike McCarthy told reporters Monday. Benson's foot was encased in a boot on Monday, and his injury adds to a list of health problems for the Packers. Tight end Jermichael Finley and nose tackle B.J. Raji are questionable for Sunday's game. The injury to Benson is troubling because the Packers have very little depth at the position. The Packers signed Benson on Aug. 12 because of their shortage at the running back spot, and he is the team's leading rusher with 248 yards on 71 carries. Their No. 2 rusher is quarterback Aaron Rodgers, with 108 rushing yards. Their third-leading rusher is Alex Green, who has rushed for 57 yards this season, with 55 of those coming on nine carries against the Colts after Benson was injured.
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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.