GREEN BAY – When asked how long running back Cedric Benson would be out after suffering a foot injury in Sunday’s loss at Indianapolis, Green Bay Packers coach Mike McCarthy said Monday that he hadn’t spoken with team physician Dr. Pat McKenzie or general manager Ted Thompson about the severity. All McCarthy did was rule Benson out for next Sunday night’s game at Houston.
Well, by Monday night, the news was bad – like, really bad.
ESPN’s Adam Schefter, citing sources, reported that Benson suffered the dreaded Lisfranc injury in his left foot against the Colts, an injury that will sideline him for at least eight weeks and could end his season if McKenzie determines surgery is necessary.
When asked specifically at 3:30 Monday afternoon if Benson would be out awhile, McCarthy replied: “What’s going on with Cedric, he had initial work done this morning and Dr. McKenzie asked for more work this afternoon. I saw Cedric there before the team meeting and Dr. McKenzie had to go to surgery, and Ted and I have not discussed the later testing that’s gone on. But he clearly won’t be available this week.”
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