Packers RB Benson has surgery, will not return in 2012

Posted Nov. 29, 2012 @ 3:21 p.m.
Posted By PFW staff

Packers RB Cedric Benson will not return to the field this season.

Head coach Mike McCarthy said Thursday that Benson had surgery on his injured foot and will not be back this season.

Benson suffered a Lisfranc injury in Week Five and was originally placed on the injured reserve list with the designation to return. In his five games (all starts), Benson had 71 rushes for 248 yards and one touchdown, to go along with 14 catches for 97 yards.

Benson signed a one-year deal with the Packers in August.

The Packers have since gotten James Starks back from injury and also have Alex Green at running back.