Green Bay Packers running back Cedric Benson was placed on injured reserve Wednesday, but he isn't done for the year.
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Benson received the "designated to return" tag in hopes that his sprained left foot will heal in time for Green Bay's stretch run.
"We feel that he can come back," Packers coach Mike McCarthy said Wednesday, per The Associated Press. "A foot sprain is definitely a tough injury to come back from, but within that time frame, we feel that he definitely has a chance. ... He's a true pro. He's been excellent. He spends a lot of time in the weight room. I could see him being one of those guys that comes back and plays the last four weeks of the season."