Packers running back Cedric Benson did not attend medical school at Texas.
We point out this fact, which is likely well known to our readers, to point out that it is always wise to wait until doctors weigh in on an injury before assuming all is well based on a player’s self-assessment. After Sunday’s game, Benson said that the foot injury that forced him out of the loss to the Colts wasn’t serious. That assessment might have been a little premature.
During his Monday press conference, Packers coach Mike McCarthy ruled Benson out of this week’s game against the Texans as a result of the injury. There’s no timetable for his return to action, which leaves the Green Bay running game in the hands of John Kuhn, Alex Green and James Starks, who was inactive on Sunday. Kuhn and Green weren’t able to allow the Packers to eat enough clock to keep Andrew Luck from beating them and it is hard to see the group making much of a dent against a good Houston defense this week.
McCarthy also said that defensive tackle B.J. Raji, who had an MRI Monday on his ankle, and tight end Jermichael Finley, slowed by a shoulder injury, both have a chance to play in Week Six.