Packers' Bishop, Hawk to undergo MRI exams for calf injuries

Green Bay Packers inside linebackers Desmond Bishop and A.J. Hawk suffered calf injuries in Thursday's victory over Detroit that could potentially sideline them for awhile, according to the Green Bay Press Gazette.

Neither linebacker played the second half and both are expected to undergo MRI exams.

Bishop, who was on crutches in the second half, left the game late in the first quarter. Hawk sustained his injury late in the second quarter but finished the half. He iced the injury for the entire second half.

Making their losses worse, Bishop and Hawk are also the Packers' signal-callers in the huddle.

Asked whether his injury was as serious as Bishop's, Hawk said: "I hope not, I don't know. We'll both get MRIs Monday. I have no idea. Obviously, I didn't want to sit out the second half. I tried to run out there, but I couldn't run like I wanted to."

Bishop was replaced by rookie D.J. Smith and Hawk was replaced by Robert Francois, a second-year player who intercepted Lions quarterback Matthew Stafford in the third quarter.

The undefeated Packers (11-0) next face the New York Giants (6-4).

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