Coach Mike McCarthy told reporters Tuesday that Harris has been placed on season-ending injured reserve. The move comes four days after the running back re-injured his knee in Green Bay's preseason loss to the Seattle Seahawks. He received a second opinion on the injury Monday.
NFL.com's Ian Rapoport reported that Harris aggravated the patellar tendon inflammation that kept him out of action for most of training camp. The injury would've kept Harris sidelined for several weeks. The Packers want to get him fully healthy this time.
"It's a tough one," McCarthy said. "He's definitely a young player I felt was going to be an impactful player on offense. I know it's a tough blow for him. We need to get him healthy, and we will start that process."
Harris was a McCarthy favorite who had been in the mix for a starting job. That said, the Packers have the depth to survive the loss.The "Around The League Podcast" is now available on iTunes! Click here to listen and subscribe.