Green Bay Packers running back James Starks sustained a knee
injury Sunday during the team’s contest against the Minnesota Vikings, and
there’s a chance he’ll be placed on the season-ending injured reserve list this
week, according to ESPN Milwaukee.
According to an NFL source, Starks was later diagnosed with
a knee injury, suffered during Sunday’s 23-14 victory over the Minnesota
Vikings, and it’s serious enough that he might not play again the rest of the
While the injury is not to Starks’ ACL, the Packers are
still mulling whether or not to place the running back on IR, according to the
source. Starks’ injury isn’t expected to require surgery, but with only four
games remaining this regular season Green Bay may want to fill his roster spot
with a healthy player.
Starks carried the ball 15 times, including a 22-yard touchdown
run, against the Vikings Sunday, but he was hit “flush on the right knee” in
the 4th quarter. He came out of the game at that point but was able
to return for the Packers’ final possession and ran three more times.
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