GREEN BAY, Wis. -- If the Green Bay Packers were counting on last week’s bye to cure all of their injured players, they were probably disappointed on Monday.
When the team returned to practice following its week off, there were still six players sidelined.
CB Jarrett Bush (hamstring)
CB Casey Hayward (hamstring)
FB John Kuhn (hamstring)
RB James Starks (knee)
OLB Clay Matthews (hamstring)
TE Jermichael Finley (concussion)
However, running backs Eddie Lacy (who has been out since he sustained a concussion in Week 2 against the Washington Redskins) and Johnathan Franklin (who sustained a foot injury late in the Week 3 game against the Cincinnati Bengals) both were practicing on Monday.
So was safety Morgan Burnett, who has yet to play this season because of the hamstring injury he sustained in the preseason.
In a sign that perhaps Starks’ knee injury might keep him out for a while, the Packers promoted rookie running back Michael Hill from the practice squad shortly before Monday’s practice. He took the roster spot that came open when the Packers released receiver/kick returner Jeremy Ross last Monday.
We’ll have more on Lacy’s return, plus the rest of the news of the day, when coach Mike McCarthy and players are available following practice later on Monday.