It appeared Packers RB James Starks could miss three or four games, but he has bounced back well and could be available for Cleveland Oct. 20.
"I thought James Starks, just the way he came out of the blocks in his rehab it wasn't going to be extremely long," McCarthy said. "But he's getting close. I'm told he's feeling better, and he's got a great outlook on it, so I don't think it's going to be as long as some of the past injuries."
Given Johnathan Franklin's case of fumblitis, Starks would likely return as the primary backup for Eddie Lacy.