The Green Bay Packers received some bad news on Saturday. Head coach Mike McCarthy told the media that linebacker Desmond Bishop has a hamstring injury that will require surgery and could end his season.
McCarthy at podium: Desmond Bishop hamstring injury, needs surgery, season in jeopardy.— Green Bay Packers (@packers) August 12, 2012
Bishop left the Packers' preseason game on Thursday night against the San Diego Chargers with the injury. At the time it was described as a knee injury. The hamstring injury was revealed following the game. He had to be taken off the field on a cart.
Green Bay was counting on Bishop to be a key part of their defense. He had a big season in 2011, recording 115 tackles, five sacks and two forced fumbles. Second-year linebacker D.J. Smith will likely take his place in the lineup.
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