Packers running back Cedric Benson was making progress recently, sparking hopes he might come back this year from his Lisfranc injury.
But that’s gone now, as Packers coach Mike McCarthy announced Benson had surgery on his foot yesterday, and would not be activated from the IR/designated for return list.
You’re tempted to say it’s a significant blow for the Packers, but no more than they choose to run, it’s hard to imagine how much of a difference it actually makes. Benson had at least 17 rushing attempts in three of the five games he played, but Alex Green has 97 rush attempts in nine games.
They’d probably be more willing to run more with Benson as opposed to Green, but that’s not enough to take that much pressure off a line that’s getting Aaron Rodgers abused weekly.