MILWAUKEE – Green Bay running back Ryan Grant is out for the season with an ankle injury, a significant blow to the team after he piled up 1,200 yards in each of the past two seasons.
When you lose a running back of Ryans caliber, its a big loss, but this is something we have to deal with and move forward from as a team, general manager Ted Thompson said in a statement.
Grant, a former standout at Notre Dame, was hurt in the second quarter of Green Bays 27-20 win at Philadelphia on Sunday. Packers coach Mike McCarthy said a day later that Grants injury involved ligament damage.
Multiple reports say ankle surgery could keep Grant sidelined for up to three months.
Guess everyone has heard the news, Grant posted on Twitter. Frustrating, disappointing, all the normal emotions.
Colts await word on Sanders’ elbow
Colts say safety Bob Sanders will meet with Dr. James Andrews today to get a second opinion on the elbow injury he hurt during the first quarter of the Colts loss in Houston on Sunday.
Sanders has not given details on the severity of the injury. Sanders ran at practice on Monday and was scheduled to undergo an MRI exam.
Sanders missed all but two games last season. Hes now played in 48 career games and missed 49.
NFL talking to Jets about reporter
The NFL was trying to determine exactly what went on at a New York Jets practice involving a TV Azteca reporter.
Ines Sainz, who works for the Mexican network, said she was uncomfortable Saturday in the Jets locker room, where a few players let loose with some catcalls.
Theyre here investigating, and were open, Jets coach Rex Ryan said. Whoever the NFL wants to talk to, Im not sure who it is, but well let that play out.
Around the league
Chicago linebacker Hunter Hillenmeyer will miss the rest of the season because of a concussion he suffered in the preseason. Cleveland did not provide a medical update quarterback Jake Delhomme, who played most of Sundays game against Tampa Bay with an injured ankle. New England traded running back Laurence Maroney to Denver for undisclosed draft considerations. Detroit signed former Chicago Pro Bowl defensive back Nathan Vasher and put defensive back Aaron Berry on injured reserve. New York Jets starting defensive tackle Kris Jenkins will miss the rest of the season after tearing the ACL in his surgically repaired left knee in the teams opener against Baltimore on Monday. Pittsburgh coach Mike Tomlin said Dennis Dixon will be the teams starting quarterback Sunday at Tennessee, even though the injured Byron Leftwich might return to practice today. Seattle guard Max Unger (toe) was placed on injured reserve.