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NFL Injury Update: Green Bay Packers Ryan Grant To Miss The Rest of The Season

PHILADELPHIA - SEPTEMBER 12:  Ryan Grant #25 of the Green Bay Packers rushes after a catch during a game against the Philadelphia Eagles at Lincoln Financial Field on September 12, 2010 in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania.  (Photo by Mike Ehrmann/Getty Images)
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Ryan WardCorrespondent ISeptember 16, 2010

The Green Bay Packers are arguably one of best all around teams in the league this season as they have an extremely potent offense led by perennial Pro Bowl quarterback Aaron Rodgers to go along with a lock down defense led by the reigning Defensive Player of the Year in cornerback Charles Woodson.

Even though the Packers are almost certainly playoff bound this season they did have their fair share of struggles in Week 1 against quarterback Michael Vick and the Philadelphia Eagles. Not only was Vick able to run all over the Packers secondary and rack up 103 rushing yards, but Rodgers also struggled with his play under center as he threw two interceptions.

Fortunately, the cheese heads were still able to come out on top 27-20, but despite their obviously problems they are still favored pretty high to make contend for a Super Bowl title in many online sportsbooks and NFL odds.

Despite getting the best of Michael Vick and company in Week 1, they Green Bay Packers did suffer a major blow to their offense by losing running back Ryan Grant for the season due to an ankle surgery.

After just eight carries and 45 rushing yards, Grant went down with this ankle injury and basically handed over the starting job to backup running back Brandon Jackson.

Although Jackson is no Grant, Packers head coach Mike McCarthy has been raving about his backup running back throughout the entire preseason and has said that he wouldn't be worried if Jackson had to become the number one guy to come out of the backfield.

Whether or not Jackson can shoulder load remains to be seen, but he will have a chance to put show in Week 2 against the lowly Buffalo Bills who have become arguably the worst team in the league.

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