Check out www.packers.com for Mike McCarthy's Monday press conference.

Packers running back Alex Green out for the year

Green Bay Packers coach Mike McCarthy announced during his Monday afternoon press conference that rookie running back Alex Green will be out for the remainder of the season with a knee injury.

But the good news coming out of the coach’s Monday presser was that the injury to Greg Jennings’ hand is just a bruise. The bye week comes just in time for him.

McCarthy also touched on the players’ and staff’s schedules with the bye week, how the players are graded by the staff in each game and said he believes the Packers are playing “above average” at this point in the season.

On Green’s injury, McCarthy said surgery would be required, but it would probably be later in the week once the swelling from the injury subsided.

He also said the players would get the rest of the week off, but would be back in Green Bay by the end of the week to begin preparations for their trip to San Diego next week.

The head coach said that this was an important part of the season and that because of the team’s performance to date he was going to give the players the entire week off, but also said it was important for the players not to be seen or heard from during this week. In other words, that they should stay out of trouble and to keep focused on being a member of the Green Bay Packers.

For the recorded video of McCarthy’s presser, visit www.packers.com.

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