De Pere, WI (Sports Network) - Green Bay Packers coach Mike McCarthy announced
Saturday night that linebacker Desmond Bishop will have hamstring surgery and
his season is "in jeopardy."
Bishop suffered the injury during Thursday's preseason opener at San Diego.
He injured both his knee and hamstring while making a tackle in the first
McCarthy classified the knee injury as a "sprain," but the hamstring needs
surgery. A decision on Bishop's status will be made after the procedure.
"It's unfortunate," McCarthy said on the team's site. "Everybody knows the
type of player Desmond is for us. He's clearly one of the spiritual-type
individuals, (with) the energy he brings to the workplace, and just the way he
"He puts so much into it, and after last year with his calf injuries, I know
he was really looking forward to having a big year."
Bishop led the team in tackles last season with 115 and was second in sacks
The California product has 292 tackles, nine sacks and one interception over
69 career games with the Packers.
Second-year pro D.J. Smith will step into Bishop's starting spot. Smith had 43
tackles and one interception in 16 games last year.
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