Packers safety Bigby might miss 4 to 8 weeks after ankle surgery

GREEN BAY, Wis. -- Packers safety Atari Bigby will miss at least four weeks after having ankle surgery earlier this month, putting his availability for the Sept. 12 season opener at Philadelphia in doubt.

Bigby said it would be "very disappointing" to start the season on the Packers' physically unable to perform list. He is expected to be out four to eight weeks, so even if he makes it back quickly, he still would have little time to prepare for the game against the Eagles.

Bigby had surgery on his troublesome left ankle Aug. 6. If he begins the season on the PUP list, he would miss the first six games of the season.

Copyright 2010 by The Associated Press

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