"I don't know what's going on, I've never seen anything like it," McCarthy said Sunday via the Green Bay Press-Gazette. "I've never dealt with numbers like this before, just the number of players missing practice."
This was supposed to be the year Starks stepped up. But he suffered a turf toe injury and is now "week to week" which usually means at least a few weeks. Turf toe is a famously slow injury to heal. Third-stringer Brandon Saine is also hurt. Second-year pro Alex Green is the projected starter at the moment; he's coming off major reconstructive knee surgery. Now you get an idea why the Packerssigned Cedric Benson.
If nothing else, McCarthy could take solace that all of these injuries are happening so early. The most injury-plagued team last August was the New York Giants.