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Cedric Benson may still have foot surgery

Cedric Benson

Green Bay Packers running back Cedric Benson (32) is carted off the filed during the first half of an NFL football game against the Indianapolis Colts in Indianapolis, Sunday, Oct. 7, 2012. (AP Photo/Michael Conroy)


Last week, there was optimism that Packers running back Cedric Benson could return to practice this week, six weeks after his placement on revocable IR. This week, there isn’t as much.

Benson said he could still undergo surgery, which at this stage of the season undoubtedly would shut him down for the rest of the year.

It’s still a lingering possibility,” Benson said, via Bob McGinn of the Milwaukee Journal Sentinel. “And that’s not cool when you’re trying to get back to play.

“I’m going to a doctor who they trust. I’m going to have a one-on-one with him.”

Now that he’s six weeks removed from his placement on injured reserve with the designation to return, Benson can return to practice at any time. He can return to game action eight weeks after placement on IR. Once he returns to practice, he must return to the active roster within three weeks. Otherwise, he’ll be shelved for the season.