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NFL Injury Report:
While their backfield, and team in general, has been mired
by injuries this season, the Green Bay Packers remain hopeful that they’ll be getting
running back James Starks back from injury for the playoffs, reports Tyler Dunne of the Journal Sentinel.
"Definitely," coach Mike McCarthy said.
"That’s what the medical staff is telling me. Starks’ situation is to
hopefully get him back for the playoffs. That was a decision that was made a
few weeks ago."
Starks stepped forward as a viable rusher for the team after
starter Cedric Benson was lost to injury. However, he sustained an injury of
his own on Dec. 2 during a contest against the Minnesota Vikings. He was hit
hard on the right knee and later diagnosed with a bone bruise.
While he’s unlikely to return for the end of the regular
season, and the Packers have little reason to rush him, Starks is hopeful he’ll
be able to get back for the postseason. Until then, Green Bay will continue
relying on three-back system including Alex Green, Ryan Grant and DuJuan
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