Desmond Bishop Injury: Packers LB Needs Hamstring Surgery, Could Miss Season

DETROIT, MI - NOVEMBER 24: Desmond Bishop #55 of the Green Bay Packers watches the action from the sidelines during the game against the Detroit Lions at Ford Field on November 24, 2011 in Detroit, Michigan. The Packers defeated the Lions 27-15. (Photo by Leon Halip/Getty Images)

Green Bay Packers linebacker Desmond Bishop needs hamstring surgery and could miss the season.

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.

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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