Packers to put DuJuan Harris on injured reserve
Running back Eddie Lacy. Photo: Image by Milwaukee Journal Sentinel
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:
MM: RB DuJuan Harris will go on injured reserve today.— Tom Silverstein (@TomSilverstein) August 27, 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.
McCarthy: Thought he'd be an impactful player for us on offense. Tough blow for him. Need to get him healthy. Will start that process.— Tyler Dunne (@TyDunne) August 27, 2013
NFL.com's Ian Rapoport better explains the injury.
DuJuan Harris reaggravated patella tendon inflammation. Would keep him out several weeks. Plan is to allow him to fully recover this time— Ian Rapoport (@RapSheet) August 27, 2013
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.