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Desmond Bishop has hamstring surgery

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Packers linebacker Desmond Bishop suffered a torn hamstring eight nights ago in the team’s preseason opener at San Diego.  On Friday, Bishop underwent surgery to repair the injury.

Coach Mike McCarthy told the media, via the Green Bay Press Gazette, that the procedure has been performed, by team physician Dr. Pat McKenzie.

McCarthy said no decision has been made regarding whether Bishop will return in 2012.  In two weeks, the team will have to decide whether to carry him on the 53-man roster or send Bishop to season-ending injured reserve.

Bishop, a sixth-round pick in 2007, has been a full-time starter the past two seasons.

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14 Responses to “Desmond Bishop has hamstring surgery”
  1. thetokyosandblaster says: Aug 17, 2012 7:32 PM

    Send him to IR.

    The Packers will still have one of the better defenses in the League, and easily the best in the division.

  2. mojosmagic says: Aug 17, 2012 8:19 PM

    The Packers D sucked last year so why would it be better this year? The Giants, Eagles, Bears and Dallas are all much better clueless one.

  3. thetokyosandblaster says: Aug 17, 2012 9:12 PM

    Interesting analysis, “clueless one.”

    So what you’re saying is that whatever happened last year is going to be what happens this year?

    Holy Crap! That means the Packers have won every Super Bowl ever, since they won the first one, and things don’t change from year to year!

    Man, where have I been? I thought the Giants won it last year.

    The fact is, things DO change from year to year. And if you really want to point to how defenses were last year, look at points allowed, because as I understand it, points are what win football games. Whoever has more wins. Pretty straightforward.

    The Packers were right around the middle in points allowed, among such teams as the Bears, Dallas, and ahead of the Giants.

    Do some research or you’ll just look really stupid.

  4. robinyount19 says: Aug 17, 2012 9:14 PM

    I’m a die hard Packers fan, but I don’t know what thetokyosandblaster is smoking. The Packers gave up the second most yards in NFL history last season, and don’t appear to be improved whatsoever based on the preseason so far. They can’t figure out what to do at safety(mainly because of an extreme lack of talent), and still can’t generate anything resembling a pass rush. Hawk, very possibly would have been cut if Bishop wasn’t injured, now we’re looking at another year from him as a starter. The ONLY thing the Packers defense did well last year was create turnovers, but that’s probably the least consistent stat in the NFL from year to year. They’re going to have to put up 40 points a game this year to stand a chance.

  5. thetokyosandblaster2 says: Aug 17, 2012 9:20 PM

    Interesting analysis, “clueless one.”

    So what you’re saying is that whatever happened last year is going to be what happens this year?

    Holy Crap! That means the Packers have won every Super Bowl ever, since they won the first one, and things don’t change from year to year!

    Man, where have I been? I thought the Giants won it last year.

    The fact is, things DO change from year to year. And if you really want to point to how defenses were last year, look at points allowed, because as I understand it, points are what win football games. Whoever has more wins. Pretty straightforward.

    The Packers were right around the middle in points allowed, among such teams as the Bears, Dallas, and ahead of the Giants.

    Do some research or you’ll just look really stupid.

  6. jimmysee says: Aug 17, 2012 9:35 PM

    Pardon me!?

    Bears .. better defense?

    Has Brian Urlacher even seen a practice field this year?

    Please!

  7. voiceofsweetness says: Aug 17, 2012 9:42 PM

    “The Packers will still have one of the better defenses in the League, and easily the best in the division.”

    You obviously don’t know or watch football

  8. funktron2x says: Aug 17, 2012 10:03 PM

    Tokyo is the homer troll of the week. Best to just ignore.

  9. usmcbronzestar says: Aug 17, 2012 10:21 PM

    They sucked so bad, they have no where else to go but up. Tell you what the Cowboys, Eagles and Bears all did very well in the playoffs last year! You proved your point with New York.

  10. txbearmeat says: Aug 17, 2012 10:47 PM

    I actually do think GB has a chance to have a top 10 defense and the best D in the NFCN. Even without Bishop.

    Fact 1: The Bears are screwed if Urlacher can’t play consistently or effectively. They have no one behind him. He is the heart and soul of that Defensive scheme.

    Fact 2: The problem GB’s D had last year was lack of depth at DL. TT has taken care of that – 10 guys on the DL rotation this training camp would have played extensive minutes on last year’s DL.

    Fact 3: There is a lot of young talent at OLB, S, CB and ILB in GB’s ’11/’12 Defense. Of the 6 guys they drafted on D in the top 4 rounds, don’t you all think it’s likely that at least TWO of those guys (probably 3-4 given TT’s track record) will impact games this year?

    GB has addressed their offseason problems. Chicago (OL/DL/MLB) Detroit (entire secondary) and Minny (entire team) have not.

    Therefore, it is reasonable that GB will have the best D in the NFCN.

    Have a nice evening ladies. :D

  11. milkcan44 says: Aug 18, 2012 1:53 AM

    Can anyone tell me how a linebacker, who depends on speed, comes back from a hamstring that’s stitched together? If replacements like Smith play well, Desmond might go the way of Nick Barnett.

  12. golfnutt67 says: Aug 18, 2012 8:53 AM

    Week one you will see a great D. It will be the classic great O vs great D it should be a great game. Now if Alex Smith and the Niners put up some big numbers against the Packers D that will be an indicator whether or not Packers fans need to be concerned about their D.

  13. inteditrust says: Aug 18, 2012 9:39 AM

    Remember now people, two years ago the Packers had the #1 D in the league. They essentially pulled a ‘first to worst’ maneuver in one offseason. Capers D is a very complex system, and when all facets are clicking the performance level is very high. On the other hand, if one facet is not coming together, the whole system can fall apart which is what happened last year. Capers D does not have the old fashioned, black and blue, punch you in the mouth sort of style that the Bears still maintain, but it’s been proven to be consistent in producing big plays which game be game changers. With a bit of consistency on the pass rush end, this D should be in the top 5-10.

  14. thankheavenfornumberseven says: Aug 18, 2012 10:14 AM

    Those hammies don’t linger, do they?

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