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Packers RB James Starks Could Miss “Several Weeks” With Meniscus Injury

Rob Demovsky of ESPN reports that Packers RB James Starks could be out “several weeks” due to a meniscus injury.

According to Demovsky, Starks reported some pain in his knee after a workout on Tuesday and the initial determination is that he has a meniscus injury.

The Packers are still determining the severity of Starks’ injury and the course of action for his treatment.

Green Bay will likely have to turn to Randall Cobb and Ty Montgomery to handle some carries at running back this weekend.

Starks, 30, is a former sixth-round pick of the Packers back in 2010. He has spent all six years of his career in Green Bay and re-signed with the team after testing the open market last offseason.

The Packers signed him to a two-year, $6 million contract that included a $1.5 million signing bonus and is set to make $1.1 million this season to go along with another $2.6 million in 2017.

So far this season, Starks has appeared in four games and recorded 42 rushing yards on 24 attempts (1.8 YPC). He has also caught six passes for 50 yards receiving.