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Cedric Benson has Lisfranc injury, out at least eight weeks

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Packers running back Cedric Benson said after Sunday’s game that he didn’t think the foot injury he suffered was serious. It appears that he was wrong.

Adam Schefter of ESPN reports that Benson has the Lisfranc foot injury and is expected to miss at least eight weeks. That means the most optimistic assessment of Benson’s injury is that he’ll be back for Week 13, and if he needs surgery, he’ll be out for the entire season.

Although the Packers haven’t confirmed Benson’s injury, coach Mike McCarthy acknowledged that Benson will miss some time, and said that’s going to be tough for Green Bay’s offense.

I thought Cedric was really coming on the last couple weeks, I was excited about him, what he brings to the table,” McCarthy said. “Now, our younger backs will have to give us that because we need the run game. It’s important. I’m not interested in throwing it 50 times a game. So we just need to be more consistent.”

The Packers will rely on Alex Green, James Starks and Brandon Saine at running back with Benson out of the lineup.

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35 Responses to “Cedric Benson has Lisfranc injury, out at least eight weeks”
  1. scrapingthefloorioforstorios says: Oct 9, 2012 7:45 AM

    crap. well, we’ll see what kind of pride starks has after having his job ripped.

  2. tatatoothy says: Oct 9, 2012 7:49 AM

    Feel bad for Benson. Hope he recovers quickly.

  3. mikey77750 says: Oct 9, 2012 8:06 AM

    This Packers fan is realistic…game, set, and match on this season. Way too many things going against us this year. The Packers should just play hard and do the best they can, and let’s work towards a better 2013.

  4. nflofficeadmin says: Oct 9, 2012 8:06 AM

    Whatever happened to James Starks.. he fell off a cliff. Seemed like he was going to be the next Dorsey Levens.

  5. mike83ri says: Oct 9, 2012 8:13 AM

    Why is Cedric Benson out for 8 weeks, and Santonio Holmes out for the season?

    Oh right, I know why.

  6. packermama says: Oct 9, 2012 8:38 AM

    This is turning into one of those seasons for the Packers. They haven’t put the pieces together and now they are losing some important ones. As a Packer fan, I feel fortunate the team has been good for so long. It’s just painful to watch them this year though. They just don’t have it.

  7. Carl Gerbschmidt says: Oct 9, 2012 8:46 AM

    The youngsters will step up. I have no fear, it’s a long season and am confident we will still win the division.

  8. mnpacker says: Oct 9, 2012 9:09 AM

    Any good RBs in free agency?…. wait, we still got Ted Thompson running things so I guess it doesn’t matter

  9. garyman1 says: Oct 9, 2012 9:25 AM

    Next man up !!! Ok Starks, time to show us that all your great potential can be realized on the playing field.

  10. mrstinkypants says: Oct 9, 2012 9:40 AM

    This is why the Packers should have traded for Marshawn Lynch when they had the chance.

  11. conormacleod says: Oct 9, 2012 9:43 AM

    Man, being a RB for the Packers is the kiss of death. Be happy Packer fans, everybody knows Rodgers is your whole team anyway.

  12. shaggytoodle says: Oct 9, 2012 9:44 AM

    Well, back in 07ish the Packers were dinged up @ HB and they got Ryan Grant, then a few years ago they had to overcome all sorts of injuries.

    The Packers do need to get thier ducks in a row real quick starting with Sunday. They win out til the bye, they have a chance to make a playoff push.

  13. mrstinkypants says: Oct 9, 2012 9:56 AM

    Green Bay needs to call down to New Orleans and get Chris Ivory. He’s buried on their depth chart at RB and he would be a better grab than anything they could get out of free agency.

  14. knackstermyea says: Oct 9, 2012 10:02 AM

    Will ya take Felix Jones from the Cowboys?? Please?

  15. packerblitz says: Oct 9, 2012 10:06 AM

    Some of you Packer fans are ridiculous. They’re just entering week 6 on the season. If I remember correctly, the Pack had about 15 guys on the IR (including Grant and Finely) two years ago that ended on a 10-6 record (without winning the division) and won the Super Bowl. I’m not saying that will happen again, but take it easy.

  16. whatjusthapped says: Oct 9, 2012 10:18 AM

    For all those subscribing to the Chicken Little, the Sky is falling excuses, remember that James Starks was finally cleared just last week.

    He has upside potential but much like Jermichael Finley, it does little good to talk about it, either show it on the field or shut up.

  17. ernie ernie says: Oct 9, 2012 10:18 AM

    Wish him best of luck. Alex Karas too.
    Even if he could come back probably too late to save the year. The Pack should go 6-10.

    The Packers need to rebuild. I know they are a young team but so are the Texans. The Texans are young with talented people, the Pack are just young.

    The Lions played cheap ball for 35 years by drafting people from schools you never heard of, players you never heard of to save a buck.

    Ted Thompson is trying to get away with that too due to lack of funds. This team lacks deep pocket owners. The have the worst O line in football and maybe the worst DB’s in football, guys you never heard of – other than Woodson.

    They have Brandon Saine, Starks and Green, mostly running backs who were so so in college and passed over by most teams.

    This team is not talented and should go 6-10. Hey they had talent and let them go because they didn’t want to pay them.

  18. gpack22 says: Oct 9, 2012 10:27 AM

    Hopefully Alex Green gets his shot and can come close to an older Packer with the same initials (Ahman). Starks has fallen off the map, and probably coaches confidence, since he can’t stay on the field for more than 6 minutes w/out getting hurt again. Too bad because he really had it going in the SB run.

  19. rayguyreturns says: Oct 9, 2012 10:39 AM

    I don’t know who this Lisfranc fellow is, but I’m sick of him. Look at all the injuries he’s caused.

  20. fuhq says: Oct 9, 2012 10:47 AM

    mikey77750 says:
    Oct 9, 2012 8:06 AM
    This Packers fan is realistic…game, set, and match on this season. Way too many things going against us this year. The Packers should just play hard and do the best they can, and let’s work towards a better 2013.

    Be careful…..with all of that jumping off and on the bandwagon, you might end up with a Lisfranc foot injury of your own!! Give up on your team after 5 games??….WOW!!

  21. riverace19 says: Oct 9, 2012 11:24 AM

    I don’t mind if Fairweather Packers fans want to leave… Good riddance. This season reminds me a lot of 2010. All you have to do is make the playoffs.
    Nothing is F’d here dude. The plane has not crashed into the mountain.

  22. asublimeday says: Oct 9, 2012 11:28 AM

    The youngsters will step up. I have no fear, it’s a long season and am confident we will still win the division.
    ———–
    You’re high. The bears are running away with it and not looking back. They’re going to destroy the lions and Vikings in coming weeks, and then tea-bag the cheese and vikings to close out the year.

  23. greej1938l says: Oct 9, 2012 11:39 AM

    They will be there in the end…bears have no experience…and they have cutler as there QB so yeah…there gunna be in trouble

  24. zzr600guy says: Oct 9, 2012 11:39 AM

    Tough loss, cedric was playing well. Time for Starks and the youg guys to step up. I have faith that they will, but it’s gonna be an even higher uphill battle. Time to play the role of underdog and beat Houston.

  25. Carl Gerbschmidt says: Oct 9, 2012 11:52 AM

    Warriors believe. If you don’t, get off the bandwagon. We don’t need ya.

  26. brewcrewbombers says: Oct 9, 2012 11:58 AM

    Some Packer fans… I will always have faith in my team no matter how ridiculous the situation. Starks will start and we will do the best we can. Enough said, GO BIG GREEN.

  27. twelsh36446 says: Oct 9, 2012 12:05 PM

    Ah to bad a weak team just got very weak. What in the world happened to the almighty Rodgers.

  28. beavertonsteve says: Oct 9, 2012 12:22 PM

    You gotta wonder if the Packers offered James Jones to the Rams if they might consider trading Steven Jackson. He’s headed for free agency anyways and he’d finally get his chance to play on a Super Bowl contender.

  29. thankheavenfornumberseven says: Oct 9, 2012 1:24 PM

    beavertonsteve says:Oct 9, 2012 12:22 PM

    You gotta wonder if the Packers offered James Jones to the Rams if they might consider trading Steven Jackson. He’s headed for free agency anyways and he’d finally get his chance to play on a Super Bowl contender.
    __________

    What does joining the Packers have to do with getting a chance to play on a Super Bowl contender? St. Louis is 3-2, Green Bay is 2-3. He’s better off where he is.

  30. beavertonsteve says: Oct 9, 2012 2:11 PM

    What does joining the Packers have to do with getting a chance to play on a Super Bowl contender?
    ———————————————-
    Hilarious. You think the Rams have a better shot at winning the championship than the Packers because they have one more win. Whatever you do don’t get near the sportsbook at the casinos bud, you’ll come back with an empty wallet.

  31. dkuether017 says: Oct 9, 2012 3:02 PM

    Forget James Starks…this is a HUGE opportunity for Alex Green to step up! Starks has made it apparent that he is content sitting on the sidelines in street clothes. and incorrect to whomever said Starks was just cleared last week…he was cleared 3 weeks ago and has been INACTIVE behind Benson, Starks, and Saine…I wish Green well, he could turn into something as long as pass blocking improves!

  32. woodsvikes says: Oct 9, 2012 3:20 PM

    The Green Bay Packers have running backs??? When did this happen?

  33. 13xworldchamps says: Oct 9, 2012 3:22 PM

    Our GM Ted Thompsonhas made a mistake he usually avoided. He hung onto two guys two long and signed a guy that has hit the wall. Donald Driver, Charles Woodson, and Jeff Saturday cannot compete at the level they need to for us to be a good team. Your number 5 receiver has to contribute on special teams, Driver can’t get open and drops passes…Charles Woodson has lost a step, he can’t cover out of the slot, and is a half a step late on his interceptions….two years ago he would have 5 inteceptions by now, Colston and Wayne toasted him out of the slot. I spent a lot of time watching Saturday and he can’t pass protect one on one anymore, he never gets to the second level in the run game, which is what wells excelled at. The only change on the line this year is Saturday, he was terrible picking up stunts and has a tough time puling to make blocks…..Woodson and Driver are two of my favorite guys, but father time is kind to no one in this league.

  34. thetokyosandblaster says: Oct 9, 2012 5:27 PM

    And Vikings fans wonder why I troll their posts.

    We are not even to the halfway point and they’re claiming Super Bowl and that the packers are done.

    Talk about a group that doesn’t know how to handle a little bit of success. Win 13 championships. Then come talk to us, sister-bangers.

  35. chi01town says: Oct 9, 2012 6:52 PM

    Greenbay is DONE!!! 7/9 an they will blame the REFS.. the weather.. and Brett Farve for losing games. The truth is without Jennings they dont have a great WR core an the idiot coach wont use Driver so he wont have to pay him his bonus. The packers dont have a running game.. an the defense just watched a rookie come back from a 21 point lead an beat them Ha ha ha

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