Green Bay Packers coach Mike McCarthy isn’t ruling running back James Starks out of Thursday’s Thanksgiving Day game against the Detroit Lions at Ford Field.
Starks has a sprained knee and a sore ankle, leaving his availability in doubt for Thursday, but there’s a chance he could practice tomorrow.
Mike McCarthy said Starks was good on Sunday but did not practice today. McCarthy said the injury wasn’t as bad as it appeared to be initially, and he’s holding out hope that Starks might be able to practice.
Starks was a big part of the Packers’ success late last season and appears to be supplanting Ryan Grant as the team’s primary running back.