James Starks Injury: Packers RB Suffers Another Sprained Ankle

Packers RB James Starks sprained his ankle in his third consecutive game and his status for the undefeated Packers is uncertain right now.

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James Starks Injury Update: Mike McCarthy Believes Packers RB Will be Challenged To Practice On Wednesday

A day after the Green Bay Packers edged out the New York Giants, head coach Mike McCarthy spoke to the media and said that running back James Starks would be challenged to practice on Wednesday. This would likely make him fairly questionable to play this Sunday against the Oakland Raiders.

Starks was forced out of Sunday's win over the New York Giants in the second quarter as he aggravated his right ankle sprain. Starks injured the ankle on Thanksgiving and appeared to reinjure against the Giants. He finished the game with three carries for five yards. Ryan Grant replaced him in the backfield, rushing 13 times for 29 yards.

Starks had emerged as the busier of the two running backs, but this will slow him down for the near future. If Starks is unable to go on Sunday, or is even limited in his participation, Grant will be the primary workhorse back with Kuhn continuing his goal line work. Of course, given how the Packers generally use the run versus the pass, it might not really matter who is back there handling the carries in their 29th ranked rushing "attack."

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James Starks Injury: Status Unknown After Sprained Ankle

Green Bay Packers running back James Starks is having trouble getting over his ankle injury. He re-aggravated it in the second quarter of yesterday's game against the New York Giants for the third week in a row. With Green Bay in firm control of their playoff destiny, the Packers may choose to rest Starks, according to a report from the Milwaukee Journal-Sentinel

Starks first suffered the ankle injury against Tampa Bay, late in the game. He rushed back in the mix on a short week for Green Bay's Thanksgiving Day game against the Lions. Starks hurt his ankle again in that game, and spent most of the second half on the sidelines. He left yesterday's game after three carries for five yards. 

Ryan Grant did most of the work in relief, with rookie Brandon Saine picking up some extra duty. Of course, the Packers tend not to run the ball very often. Those two would see most of the rushing reps without Starks next week. 

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James Starks Injury: Packers RB Questionable To Return With Ankle Injury

Green Bay Packers running back James Starks was taken off the field on a cart in today’s game against the New York Giants. Starks has an ankle injury. It is being reported that his return to the game is questionable.

Describing his return as questionable is probably a bit charitable considering he was removed from the field on a cart and taken to the Green Bay locker room.

Starks leads Green Bay with 560 rushing yards on 124 attempts, prior to today’s game. He also has one rushing touchdown. Green Bay does not rely on their running backs very much with Aaron Rodgers and bevvy of receiving weapons, but their running backs do play a role in the offense nonetheless.

Starks leaves the game having rushed for five yards on three carries. At the two minute warning, New York was leading by a narrow 17-14 margin, with Green Bay in possession of the ball.

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