Running back James Starks went into the Lions game with a knee and ankle injury, and was pulled after the first series of the third quarter. HC Mike McCarthy said he was being careful with Starks, but the second-year back did suffer another ankle injury before being pulled.
Starks said he wants to practice this week, but doesn’t know what he availability will be.
“I’m doing good,” Starks said. “I think it helped a lot to get a couple days off. Get to rest a little bit, do some treatment and come back healthy.”
Starks downplayed the latest injury.
“It’s nothing horrible,” “Obviously, the knee was more of a concern because I was bent up and things like that and it felt weird a certain ways, but that went away fast.
“Nothing’s really a big deal.”
After the game, Starks said he was healthy while McCarthy admitted that Starks injured his ankle. He had a few extra days to rest, but we'll want to see Starks at practice before trusting him in our flex. If Starks can't go, Ryan Grant would be a sneaky start against his old team (NYG).