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T.J. Lang calls knee injury 'nothing serious'

The Packers' right guard says he avoided a major injury.

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The Green Bay Packers received another injury scare Sunday when starting guard T.J. Lang hurt his right knee, requiring a trip to the locker room. Officially, Lang's status remains unclear. However, according to a report from ESPN's Rob Demovsky, the veteran lineman says the injury is "nothing serious."

Green Bay's starting offensive line has played just two games together so far this season, the opener against the Chicago Bears and yesterday's tilt with the St. Louis Rams. In the interim, right tackle Bryan Bulaga was sidelined while recovering from a torn meniscus. After Lang left Sunday's game, reserves Josh Walker and Don Barclay filled in at right guard. Both would be in consideration, along with fellow backup Lane Taylor, to start should Lang's injury keep him sidelined next week against the San Diego Chargers.

The good news for the Packers is the bye week quickly approaches. If the team can make it through the Chargers game without suffering another major injury, most if not all of the team's injured players should return for Week 8, a road trip to Denver to take on Peyton Manning and the Broncos.

Jason B. Hirschhorn covers the Green Bay Packers for Acme Packing Company. He also serves as an NFL writer for SB Nation and Sports on Earth and is a member of the Pro Football Writers of America.