With running back Cedric Benson already lost for the season, the Green Bay Packers may be taking another hit to their backfield depth.
According to Jason Wilde of ESPNMilwaukee.com, James Starks suffered a knee injury in the Packers win over the Minnesota Vikings on Sunday.
“It’s not an ACL,” a source told Wilde.
The report also said that the initial word on the injury is that it would not require surgery. But with just four games left to play, the Packers may place Starks on injured reserve to open a roster spot for someone who could actually help them down the stretch.
Starks put together one of his better games this season against the Vikings. Starks carried 15 times for 66 yards, including a 22-yard touchdown, in the Packers 23-14 victory.
The stable of running backs behind Starks is less than stellar. Alex Green has started four games for the Packers after Benson was lost for the year. Green has 109 carries for 360 yards and 15 catches for 122 yards but has not reached the end zone.
DuJuan Harris and Johnny White are the only other running backs on the roster and neither has a single carry for the team this season.