According to an NFL source, Packers RB James Starks was 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.
Alex Green would likely go back to a high-workload back. Along with John Kuhn, recently signed speedster DuJuan Harris could also be in the mix. The Packers face Detroit (#16 aFPA), and Chicago (#2), but get Tennessee (#30) and Minnesota (#28) to finish out the season. Alex Green is viable in 12 team leagues as a flex consideration.