GREEN BAY, Wis. -- The massive scar along Desmond Bishop's right leg is a daily reminder to the Packers' inside linebacker that he's never going to be the same physically. Well, not the physical appearance near the area of his surgically repaired hamstring, anyway.
It's not that Bishop won't be able to regain the level of play that led him to be Green Bay's leading tackler last season. In fact, doctors have told the 28-year-old that he could come back even stronger. But the season-ending injury Bishop suffered in the team's first preseason game on Aug. 9 has left him with a permanent memento on his body from the play that put a one-year halt on his burgeoning career.
"I look at my scar, and I look at the way my knee is, I'm just different," Bishop said Monday at his locker. "Hopefully it can be at least back to where it was before, if not better."
Just eight days after Bishop completely tore his hamstring, he was in surgery. And he remembers that date well: Aug. 17. When asked, Bish...