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Green Bay RB Benson goes on IR, could still return

Updated: October 10, 2012, 6:07 PM ET
Associated Press

GREEN BAY, Wis. -- The Green Bay Packers are dealing with yet another loss.

Running back Cedric Benson, who has had 71 of the team's 111 carries, was placed on injured reserve Wednesday because of a sprained left foot, but was designated to return. He must sit out eight games before he can play again, though he will be eligible to practice after six weeks.

"We feel that he can come back," coach Mike McCarthy said. "A foot sprain is definitely a tough injury to come back from, but ...

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