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Packers to put DuJuan Harris on injured reserve

Jay Sorgi

Running back Eddie Lacy. Photo: Image by Milwaukee Journal Sentinel

Packers to put DuJuan Harris on injured reserve

CREATED Aug. 27, 2013 - UPDATED: Aug. 27, 2013

The Packers are being forced to put a player on injured reserve today which they hoped to have as a starter at running back.

As reporter Tom Silverstein tweeted Tuesday:

He was one of eight players put on either injured reserve (ending their season) or the physically unable to perform list (out for first six games of 2013).

Packers Coach Mike McCarthy said that Harris was slated as the starting running back entering training camp, but his injured knee apparently had not healed enough to be able to play as of the season opener.'s Ian Rapoport better explains the injury.

The move increases the odds of Eddie Lacy, a 2nd-round draft pick from Alabama, to become the starter.

Should Harris opt for the type of surgery as described here by the American Academy of Orthopaedic Surgeons, a complete recovery can take about six months.