Starks Not Ruled Out For Lions Game

James Starks may practice tomorrow and has a chance to play against the Lions on Thursday. That and other injury info from McCarthy's press conference this afternoon.

Mike McCarthy, meeting with the media this afternoon, said that running back James Starks' knee injury was "better than what it looked. It did not look very good."

McCarthy said Starks may practice tomorrow and won't be ruled out for Thursday's game against the Lions.

In other injury news, McCarthy said wide receiver Greg Jennings had a knee bruise but that he expected him to practice tomorrow and that he would be fine for Thursday's game.

Offensive tackle Marshall Newhouse was added to the injury report with a knee injury but McCarthy indicated that he would be fine.

In regards to the team's schedule, McCartthy said "The challenge is the mental preparation. I'm not going to lose the game on Tuesday or Wednesday because we practiced too much." I don't even know what that means.

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CSS's picture

November 21, 2011 at 03:40 pm

I could only partially hear it, but was it Wilde lacking brevity on a question (sounded more like a long monologue) prompting McCarthy to make a really painful expression and ask what in the hell he was even asking?

I love that look. Laughed hard.

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PackerAaron's picture

November 21, 2011 at 03:45 pm

Yes. All hell broke loose on Twitter because of it. Much fun.

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Bob's picture

November 21, 2011 at 07:10 pm

Why with all the scheduling guru's and computers. Do teams play on a short week with a thursday game. Would it be that hard to limit teams to 1 thursday game (week 1 exception) and give a teams a bye week the week before the their thursday game.

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Evan's picture

November 21, 2011 at 03:46 pm

I suppose no news is good news with Neal?

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PackerAaron's picture

November 21, 2011 at 03:48 pm

Yes. (And shhhhhhh!) :)

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BubbaOne's picture

November 21, 2011 at 05:24 pm

Yes, let's keep it quiet. I'd hate to add (...iiiitttttt) to your posting.

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Neal FTW's picture

November 22, 2011 at 02:19 am

so he's starting?

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dullgeek's picture

November 21, 2011 at 03:58 pm

Here's how I parse MM's sentence in the last paragraph:

We've got limited number of physical practices. "Too much" physical prep can't possibly happen. But there's only a few days between now and Thursday. We might lose the game due to too little time for mental prep.

But I'm just guessing.

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Nerdmann's picture

November 21, 2011 at 05:28 pm

Their bodies need rest.

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FITZCORE1252's EVO's picture

November 21, 2011 at 04:22 pm

I was so dreading coming here to see the headline "Starks out for season", and then my eyes only focused on Starks and Out.. mind F'NFL myself. Anyway... Good news.

GBP 4 LIFE

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FITZCORE1252's EVO's picture

November 21, 2011 at 04:22 pm

F'ing that is

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cow42's picture

November 21, 2011 at 05:24 pm

it never occurred to me how vital starks is to this team until i saw him being helped of the field.

the realization that we could be lookin' at grant and saine the rest of the way sent a hot flash through me similar to the one i feel whenever i see cop lights rolling in my rear-view mirror.

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FITZCORE1252's EVO's picture

November 21, 2011 at 06:17 pm

Yeah, I hate that... Makes me spill my beer on my lap sometimes.

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Mr. Bacon's picture

November 21, 2011 at 05:32 pm

I would hold Starks out for this game just to let him heal a bit.

We can afford one loss right now, but we cannot afford Starks to be out when the playoffs begin.

As far as Homefield advantage should this cause us to lose it. Myth.

Rodgers simply will not care where he plays... because he will destroy.

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Bob's picture

November 21, 2011 at 06:50 pm

The knee may be better than it looked, what about the ankle.

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PackersRS's picture

November 21, 2011 at 07:34 pm

Unbelievable. From the look of the play I didn't expect anything other than season ending.

This begs the question: how much in being "injury prone" is just bad or good luck? Eating healthy, etc... obviously influence it, but in the end it's all about angles and force...

If that play happened last year, the result would be very different.

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November 21, 2011 at 07:47 pm

CM3 was injured the first two years with hamstring problems and a stress fracture. Who knows what was wrong with him earlier this year. I can't imagine that he doesn't eat right etc. Easier to imagine that he has pushed his body to the outer limits of what it is capable of - and sometimes it rebels. My guess for Neal some of it is just a matter of training wrong. Too much muscle, not enough flexibility.

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Ruppert's picture

November 21, 2011 at 07:47 pm

McCarthy always holds guys out for at least as long as they SHOULD BE held out. I'll be very shocked if Starks plays Thursday.

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MarkinMadison's picture

November 21, 2011 at 07:48 pm

I'm with you, but I don't think he'd throw it out there to the press if he had no chance of playing.

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BLACK HAWK's picture

November 21, 2011 at 08:34 pm

Great news on Starks! We need a strong running attack come December and January!

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