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.