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Derek Sherrod is done for the season, while Cedric Benson is unlikely to return

The Packers got some bad injury news regarding Derek Sherrod and Cedric Benson on Tuesday.


The Packers have made the decision to put Derek Sherrod on the reserve/physically unable to perform list, which ends his season. The team had to decide this week whether to activate him or sit him down for the rest of the season. Sherrod hasn't appeared in a regular season or preseason game since breaking his leg last season against the Kansas City Chiefs, and his recovery from that injury has gone much slower than expected.

Coming into the season, most fans expected to see a training camp battle between Marshall Newhouse and Sherrod for the starting left tackle spot, but Sherrod was never able to get healthy enough to play. The offensive line looked stable, deep, and up to a playoff standard heading into the year, but is now arguably the weakest part of the team due to injuries.

Mike McCarthy also spoke on Tuesday about running back Cedric Benson, who is on injured reserve but designated for return. The team is going to get more information about his foot injury on Wednesday, and could learn whether or not there is any possibility of a return for Benson. If he needs surgery, he will not be able to return this year.