Green Bay Packers running back James Starks won’t play Sunday and apparently won’t play for at least a couple of weeks.
The Packers backup running back underwent surgery Sunday morning to clean up his knee, according to Fox’s Jay Glazer. He adds that the seventh-year tailback will miss a couple of weeks.
The Packers aren’t very deep at running back. The only tailbacks currently on the active roster were Starks and starter Eddie Lacy, who was also dealing with an ankle injury heading into this weekend’s showdown with the Dallas Cowboys. Undrafted rookie Don Jackson could be called up from the practice squad and wide receiver Randall Cobb could take some snaps behind center.
Starks has rushed 24 times for 42 yards and has caught six passes for 50 yards. Green Bay’s rushing attack enters Sunday’s contest ranked 12th in the NFL with an average of 112 rushing yards per game.
The Packers will try to get to 4-1 later Sunday afternoon at Lambeau Field.