Green Bay Packers running back James Starks was added to the injury list this week with a concussion. It turns out that injury didn’t take place on the field.
Starks was involved in a car accident on Monday. Coach Mike McCarthy said other than the concussion, Starks was OK but didn’t provide any more details.
Starks has accumulated just four yards on six carries over the last two games. If he can’t play Sunday, it would leave the Packers with Ty Montgomery and Christine Michael as their primary ball carriers.
Montgomery’s nine-carries last week was a season high. He’s averaging 5.2 yards a carry. Michael has 59 yards on 20 carries in three games since signing with the Packers.
Mike McCarthy was asked if Montgomery could handle a 20-carry workload today. McCarthy said, “We’ll see how it goes this week, but, yes, I have confidence he can get to that number if he had to.”