13 Sep 2010
Packers defensive lineman Justin Harrell tore his ACL on Sunday and will miss the rest of the 2010 season. Harrell had just returned from a back injury that's blighted his pro career since being taken in the first round of the 2007 draft.
Meanwhile, the team's official Twitter page reports that halfback Ryan Grant will miss Week 2 with an ankle injury. It's the first game Grant will miss with an injury since taking over as the Packers' starter in 2007. It also ends a skill position streak of health for the Packers; last year, their starting quarterback (Aaron Rodgers), top two running backs (Grant and Brandon Jackson), and top three wide receivers (Donald Driver, Greg Jennings, and James Jones) all played full 16-game seasons. Only tight end Jermichael Finley missed time.
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