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Bishop - injury severity still up in the air


Aug 9, 2012; San Diego, CA, USA; Green Bay Packers linebacker Desmond Bishop (55) is tended to by members of the Packers

Packers head coach Mike McCarthy wasn’t too encouraging about the injury suffered last night by inside linebacker Desmond Bishop.

According to Tom Silverstein for the Milwaukee Journal Sentinel, Bishop left Thursday night’s game against the Chargers with a knee sprain.

But McCarthy didn’t sound so hopeful.

“You don’t want to see any of your players hurt,” McCarthy said after the Packers’ 21-13 loss at Qualcomm Stadium. “Desmond’s injury didn’t look very good. Hopefully, we’ll get some good news as testing goes on.

“But talking to doctor (Patrick) McKenzie, it’s up in the air.”

Admitting that the initial diagnosis is a knee sprain, he said it’s potentially a knee and hamstring injury.

Bishop, who missed the first week of practice because of a calf strain, had shown this past week why he is considered one of the best linebackers on the squad. He practiced well this past week and had also made a couple of strong plays at the start of Thursday’s game. He stayed on the ground for several minutes after the injury and couldn’t place any weight on his leg while being helped off the field by Packers’ medical staff.

We can only hope for the best.

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