Packers lose rookie RB Green for season with knee injury

GREEN BAY, Wis. -- Packers rookie running back Alex Green is out for the season after injuring his knee during Sunday's victory at Minnesota.

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Packers coach Mike McCarthy called Green's injury "very unfortunate," saying the running back's play had been improving and the team expected him to make an impact this season. Green will have surgery, although no timeline has been established.

Green appeared to sustain the injury on a first-quarter kickoff against the Vikings.

Green was a third-round draft pick out of Hawaii. McCarthy said he and general manager Ted Thompson were discussing potential additions to the roster.

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