Desmond Bishop expected to miss extended time with hamstring issue


The concern about Packers linebacker Desmond Bishop appears to be warranted.

According to Rob Demovsky of the Green Bay Press-Gazette, citing an unnamed source, Bishop could miss a large part or all of the season because of a hamstring injury.

There was some concern about Bishop’s right knee after Chargers running back Ronnie Brown fell on top of him, but that checked out Friday. The problem was the hamstring, with no structural damage to the knee itself.

After the game, coach Mike McCarthy said Bishop’s injury “didn’t look very good.”

“Hopefully, we’ll get some good news as further testing goes on,” McCarthy added. “It’s up in the air, taking to Dr. [Pat] McKenzie. It’s a knee sprain, potentially hamstring.”

If he misses significant time, the Packers will likely use 2011 sixth-round pick D.J. Smith in his spot next to A.J. Hawk.

10 responses to “Desmond Bishop expected to miss extended time with hamstring issue

  1. It used to be the Dez Bishop was sitting patiently behind Hawk/Barnett and we all knew he’d be a solid starter someday. Barnett went down and Dez Bishop became the most consistent tackler on the team. The same scenario has been going to DJ Smith. I’m not happy about Dez being injured, but I have full confidence that there will be little drop off in production with DJ Smith filling in…

  2. Hope for a speedy recovery. Eager to see what dj Smith can bring to the table though. He looks like he could have some potential.

  3. Nothing like having some depth. Credit TT for getting a guy like Desmond, and a guy like DJ to back him up. Bob Francois and Jamari Lattimore don’t suck either. That’s the difference between the Pack, the Lions and the Bears.

  4. noeffinway says: Aug 10, 2012 4:53 PM

    It just keeps gettin’ easier for my LIONS!
    The funny part is the packer back ups would still beat the Lions handily. The Lions will be lucky to beat the Bears.

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