James Starks doesn't know what caused knee injury

James Starks has missed the last four games as he suffered a knee injury after the Green Bay Packers Week 5 game vs. the New York Giants. He returned to practice last week and was held out of last week's game vs. the Indianapolis Colts.

Starks was available to the media on Thursday and he's not sure how or why he suffered the injury.

“It wasn't bothering me, even after the game,” Starks said via Tom Silverstein of PackersNews.com. “I came to practice, ran, nothing was wrong and then woke up on my day off (and) kind of seen swelling. Told the trainers and stuff as soon as I knew, then we just got it checked out.

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“It was kind of like it was messed up so I got it taken care of.”

Starks had surgery shorty after he got his knee checked out. He has been limited in practice last week and this week.

As for his status for Sunday, he said he's not sure if he'll play vs. the Titans.

“I take it like day-by-day, you know what I'm saying?” he said. “I go out there and push. I know, being at the running back position, you've got a lot of things coming at you at once. You've got to be able to perform and help the team.

“Right now, I feel like I can do that.”

Starks was not off to a great start to the season, rushing for 42 yards on 24 carries. However, with Eddie Lacy on injured reserve, the Packers don't have much depth at the position. If Starks does not play on Sunday, the Packers will go with Don Jackson and Ty Montgomery as their top two running backs.

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