Johnson finished: Packers have been there, done that

Updated: October 15, 2003, 9:16 PM ET

GREEN BAY, Wis. -- When the Green Bay Packers lost Joe Johnson for the season last October, Kabeer Gbaja-Biamila stepped in and had a career year.

There's no obvious replacement this time around.

Johnson needs surgery to repair a torn thigh muscle, and his season -- and maybe his career -- is over. He was placed on injured reserve Wednesday and nose tackle Terdell Sands took his roster spot.

"It's a tough hit," linebacker Na'il Diggs said. "We've got to get guys who are hurt ...

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