Starks is expected to miss about four weeks following his knee surgery Sunday, NFL Network's Mike Garafolo reports. Starks has been subject of conflicting reports since news of his surgery to repair a torn meniscus surfaced Sunday. Prior to Mike McCarthy vaguely saying Monday he anticipates a "quick" recovery from Starks, the veteran tailback was reportedly slated to miss "several" weeks. Given the latests news, it appears the latter outlook is closest to the mark and Stark will be sidelined for about a month, creating a significant absence in the Packers' offense. With starter Eddie Lacy (ankle) noticeably gimpy and no other running back on the current roster healthy, Green Bay may be forced to promote Don Jackson from the practice squad and use wideouts Ty Montgomery and Randall Cobb more out of the backfield.
Starks is expected by coach Mike McCarthy to make a quick recovery from his Sunday morning knee surgery, ESPN's Rob Demovsky reports. Starks missed Sunday's loss to the Cowboys after having his torn meniscus repaired and will almost certainly be sidelined for this Thursday's game versus the Bears as well, but McCarthy suggested Monday that the veteran should still be back relatively soon. That projection seemingly conflicts with previous reports that Starks could miss "several" weeks, leaving his situation somewhat murky at the moment. While the extended time off following Thursday's contest should help Starks' recovery, further information will be needed before his fantasy owners can shape a concrete expectation of when he'll be available.
Starks is slated to sit "several" weeks after undergoing surgery on a torn meniscus Sunday, Rob Demovsky of ESPN.com reports. The Packers' backfield will be without its primary reserve for the foreseeable future, which will likely spur a round of workouts and a signing in the next few days. Of course, Eddie Lacy will receive the bulk of the RB touches, but a street free agent or practice squad member Don Jackson could soon be occupying Starks' typical role in the offense.
Starks had knee surgery Sunday morning and will be out multiple weeks, Fox's Jay Glazer reported Sunday morning. Starks went from being a possible free agent target to someone you need to cut in all but the deepest leagues. Eddie Lacy is the only healthy running back active Sunday morning.
Starks (knee/personal) has been downgraded to out for Sunday's game against Dallas. Starks had originally been listed as questionable for Sunday's contest after missing practices during the week. With Eddie Lacy (ankle) questionable for Sunday as well, Aaron Ripkowki may see a larger role as the only healthy backfield option.
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