Leave it to Wilde to get me to turn off Dark Knight Rises in order to bring all you fine people the latest Packers news.
When Mike McCarthy said on Monday that the medical staff was still evaluating a handful of players – and thus he was unable to deliver a full injury report – apparently one of the players the Packers coach was talking about was the oft-injured running back.
According to an NFL source, Starks was later diagnosed with a knee injury, suffered during Sunday’s 23-14 victory over the Minnesota Vikings, and it’s serious enough that he might not play again the rest of the season. The source said the Packers are mulling placing Starks on injured reserve.
“It’s not an ACL,” the source said, adding that the early evaluation was that the injury would not require surgery. But with only four regular-season games left, the Packers likely will want Starks’ roster spot for a healthy player for the stretch run.
The Packers will no doubt lean on Alex Green, John Kuhn, Johnny White and recently-promoted-from-the-practice-squad DuJuan Harris for the time being. Expect the team to have a number of running backs in for a workout at some point, if they haven’t already. And yes, Ryan Grant could possibly be one of them.