Packers down to just one running back

September, 22, 2013
9/22/13
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CINCINNATI -- The Green Bay Packers may be down to one running back after James Starks sustained a knee injury late in the second quarter.

Starks’ return is questionable, but he appeared to be walking with a significant limp when he came out of the locker room after halftime.

That left rookie Johnathan Franklin as the Packers’ lone running back.

Franklin, a fourth-round pick from UCLA, previously had played only on special teams but capped the Packers’ first drive of the third quarter with a 2-yard touchdown run. He carried four times for 20 yards and had one catch for 7 yards on the drive that put the Packers ahead 23-14 with 11:40 left in the third quarter.

The Packers started the game with only two available running backs because Eddie Lacy (concussion) and John Kuhn (hamstring) both were inactive.

Rob Demovsky

ESPN Green Bay Packers reporter

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