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Cedric Benson progressing from Lisfranc injury

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Green Bay Packers running back Cedric Benson is progressing from the Lisfranc foot sprain that forced him to be placed on injured reserve.

According to Jason Wilde of ESPNMilwaukee.com, Benson has been able to begin running on a treadmill that allows players to run without bearing their full body weight. Benson said he’s running at about 65-percent of his body weight right now.

“Cedric had the opportunity to have some testing done [recently] and everything’s positive. His rehab has picked up,” Packers coach Mike McCarthy said. ‘We’ll see where we are next week. We don’t have a startup date exactly when he’s going to be ready. [But] we had some good news in the past seven days.”

Benson wouldn’t put a timeline on his return, only that he expects to play again this season.

“I’m very confident about saying I’ll be back before the season’s over,” Benson said.

Benson was placed on injured reserve with a designation to return after suffering the injury in a game against the Indianapolis Colts in Week 5. He is eligible to return to practice next week, if healthy enough to do so, and can be activated for the Packers’ Week 14 match up against the Detroit Lions.

James Starks and Alex Green have picked up the workload in the backfield in Benson’s absence. Benson has rushed for 248 yards on 71 carries with one touchdown in five games this season. He also has 14 catches for 97 yards.

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8 Responses to “Cedric Benson progressing from Lisfranc injury”
  1. supremekingz says: Nov 17, 2012 7:30 PM

    Get well soon. Been rooting for Benson ever since he left Chicago. He’s a fighter

  2. jason49er says: Nov 17, 2012 8:17 PM

    Keep fighting Cedric, my fantasy team needs you for the playoffs, I only got Turner, Murray and Dwyer behind Doug Martin :-(

  3. packfaninchitown says: Nov 17, 2012 9:59 PM

    Get back in time for the Super Bowl Ring Ced.

  4. veence69 says: Nov 18, 2012 12:21 AM

    Don’t rush it too much, Ced. Your squad is falling apart physically and you’d be wasting your time rushing back to a team that, even if they sneak into the playoffs, will be bounced during Wild Card Weekend.

    You have a couple of quality years left. Don’t waste your recovery trying to get back to a paper-champion.

  5. gcsuk says: Nov 18, 2012 12:34 AM

    jason49er says:
    Nov 17, 2012 8:17 PM
    Keep fighting Cedric, my fantasy team needs you for the playoffs, I only got Turner, Murray and Dwyer behind Doug Martin
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    That’s wonderful. Obviously, no one cares about your fantasy team, and rightly so. Besides, I don’t think that fact is going to give Ced Benson the “extra motivation” he needs to make it back.

  6. purplengold says: Nov 18, 2012 4:45 AM

    packfaninchitown says:
    Nov 17, 2012 9:59 PM
    Get back in time for the Super Bowl Ring Ced.
    ______________________________

    Next year?

  7. bengalskuta82 says: Nov 18, 2012 7:20 AM

    Can’t wait for game time.I just want my carries back SOB,SOB!!

  8. thetokyosandblaster says: Nov 18, 2012 11:29 AM

    veence69 says:
    Nov 18, 2012 12:21 AM
    Don’t rush it too much, Ced. Your squad is falling apart physically and you’d be wasting your time rushing back to a team that, even if they sneak into the playoffs, will be bounced during Wild Card Weekend.

    You have a couple of quality years left. Don’t waste your recovery trying to get back to a paper-champion.

    Yes, Paper champions typically win 35 of their last 45 games and a Super Bowl. Show me a team with a better record and a Super Bowl in that time.

    You’re quite intelligent! I bet all your imaginary friends think you’re the bee’s knees!

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